brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.
of, like, or abounding in pith.
- pith·i·ly, adverb
- pith·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
terse and full of meaning or substance
of, resembling, or full of pith
- pithily, adverb
- pithiness, noun
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