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Meaning of PITHY

Pronunciation:  'pithee

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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

{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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