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Meaning of PITHY

Pronunciation:  'pithee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  in a pithy sententious manner; "she expressed herself pithily"
  2. [adj]  concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen
 

PITHY is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: concise, sententious, sententiously
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pith"y\, a. [Compar. {Pithier}; superl. {Pithiest}.]
1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith;
   as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit.

2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent.

         This pithy speech prevailed, and all agreed.
                                               --Dryden.

         In all these Goodman Fact was very short, but pithy.
                                               --Addison.

{Pithy gall} (Zo["o]l.), a large, rough, furrowed, oblong
   gall, formed on blackberry canes by a small gallfly
   ({Diastrophus nebulosus}).



 
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