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- n. The condition of being pithy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being pithy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being pithy; strength; concentrated force: as, the pithiness of a reply.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
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It appeared that Opera PR had successfully reached out to all of them, shoved a news release down their throats and waited to give them the go-ahead to regurgitate it on their blogs, using the same screenshots, same content, and differing only in the pithiness of their post titles.
A bit more pithiness and a touch of emotional outrage could help you, I think, but I never got the impression that you were too abstract or unconnected to the particularities of policy scenarios.
February 17th, 2010 at 10: 30 pm matt, short enough to fit in a tweet: that packer thinks twitter is unhelpful does not mean he is a luddite. just that he is neither so sure of his pithiness nor so self-indulgent enough to think a half thought worth posting. luckily, i am not so self-constrained. joejoejoe says:
Otherwise the pithiness has the potential to be dangerously misleading.
Verbosity trumps pithiness, for verbosity hits you in the face while pithiness meanders through the brain searching for a destination.
DML's extremely pleasant third album is an unexpected curio – a psychedelic record with great affection for the Byrds and the Beatles, but played with the discipline and pithiness of former punks.
It's caught on for obvious reasons -- a pithiness that so accurately describes what we've all sensed about the two industries.
As a final flourish, Cameron previewed a soundbite that has the pithiness and truth of a campaign slogan.
Students will acquire the tools needed to make their tweets glimmer with a complete lack of forethought, their Facebook updates ring with self-importance, and their blog entries shimmer with literary pithiness.
The pithiness, click of rhyme and smoothly insistent rhythm show why Wendy Cope is, as the cover has it, "one of Britain's best-loved poets".