from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Terse and energetic in expression; pithy.
- adj. Abounding in aphorisms.
- adj. Given to aphoristic utterances.
- adj. Abounding in pompous moralizing.
- adj. Given to pompous moralizing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Full of meaning.
- adj. Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.
- adj. Tending to use aphorisms or maxims, especially given to trite moralizing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy.
- adj. Comprising or representing sentences; sentential.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of pithy sentences or sayings; pithy; terse: as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.
- Given to the use of pithy or axiomatic sayings or sentences.
- Same as sentential, 2.
- Synonyms Laconic, pointed, compact.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing
- adj. concise and full of meaning
Middle English, from Old French sententieux, from Latin sententiōsus, full of meaning, from sententia, opinion; see sentence.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sententiōsus, from sententia ("opinion, purpose"). (Wiktionary)