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- adj. Lacking strength or pith; weak.
- adj. Not cogent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of pith, or of strength; feeble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without pith; wanting strength; weak.
- Lacking cogency or force.
There are some that detest them as a kind of sacrilege and count it the height of impiety to speak so irreverently of such hidden things, rather to be adored than explicated; to dispute of them with such profane and heathenish niceties; to define them so arrogantly and pollute the majesty of divinity with such pithless and sordid terms and opinions.
"I am not," says Bolli, "for it seems to me a feeble, pithless thing."
The grass that gets no other light grows slim and pithless, bearing no seed-knot on its slender top.
Then the goddess, strange and ominous to see, fashions into the likeness of Aeneas a thin and pithless shade of hollow mist, decks it with Dardanian weapons, and gives it the mimicry of shield and divine helmet plume, gives unsubstantial [640-673] words and senseless utterance, and the mould and motion of his tread: like shapes rumoured to flit when death is past, or dreams that delude the slumbering senses.
The Lords amended it to death, and sent it back to the Commons -- the poor and pithless shadow of its former self.
For over those the sun has had power since their birth, consuming their marrows and evaporating their blood so that they became pithless things that have to fly indoors for half the day and leave the
That was a tame and pithless performance, and if Jasper was in it at all he was evidently resting his better forces for the bigger battle at three o'clock in the impending afternoon.
An 'he is but a fusionless carlie, O. [pithless old fellow]
It was her fault that he was such a poor creature; "a pithless creature; I've made you so!" she said.
When their first pithless tenderness is past, we strip them and aim at hardening them to the temperature of the various seasons, till heat does not incommode nor frost paralyse them.