Definition of Pithy

1. Adjective. Concise and full of meaning. "The peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"

Exact synonyms: Sententious
Similar to: Concise
Derivative terms: Pith, Pithiness



Definition of Pithy

1. a. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit.

Definition of Pithy

1. Adjective. Concise and meaningful. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, like, or abounding in pith. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pithy

1. concise [adj PITHIER, PITHIEST] : PITHILY [adv] - See also: concise

Medical Definition of Pithy

1. 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, a large, rough, furrowed, oblong gall, formed on blackberry canes by a small gallfly (Diastrophus nebulosus). Origin: Pithier; Pithiest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pithy

pithily
pithiness
pithinesses
pithing
pithivier
pithiviers
pithless
pithlike
pithode
pithogues
pithoi
pithos
piths
pithsome
pithy (current term)
pitiable
pitiableness
pitiablenesses
pitiably
pitiamide
pitied
pitier
pitiers
pities
pitiful
pitifull
pitifuller
pitifullest
pitifully

Literary usage of Pithy

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"S. See PACIFY. concise, a. brief (contextual), terse, condensed, short (contextual), pithy, compact, sententious, compressed, succinct, summary; spec, ..."

2. Annals of the American Pulpit: Or, Commemorative Notices of Distinguished by William Buell Sprague (1858)
"His remarks on all occasions were pithy, judicious and appropriate." Very affectionately yours, SK TALMAGE. MATTHEW WILSON, DD 1754—1790. FROM THE REV. ..."

3. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"The doctor requited him with a pithy oration, promising the utmost of his assistance to the general good, a promise by him well performed, giving afterwards ..."

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