[ pith-ee ]
/ ˈpɪθ i /
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adjective, pith·i·er, pith·i·est.
brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.
of, like, or abounding in pith.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pithypith·i·ly, adverbpith·i·ness, noun
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How to use pithy in a sentence
The very pithiness of it, so characteristic of the excellent but bigoted Omar, is enough to cast suspicion upon it.The Unseen World and Other Essays|John Fiske
British Dictionary definitions for pithy
/ (ˈpɪθɪ) /
adjective pithier or pithiest
terse and full of meaning or substance
of, resembling, or full of pith
Derived forms of pithypithily, adverbpithiness, noun
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