epigrammatical


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ep·i·gram·mat·ic

 (ĕp′ĭ-grə-măt′ĭk) also ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or having the nature of an epigram.
2. Containing or given to the use of epigrams.

[Latin epigrammaticus, from Greek epigramma, epigrammat-, epigram; see epigram.]

ep′i·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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epigrammatical

adjective
Precisely meaningful and tersely cogent:
Informal: brass-tacks.
Idioms: down to brass tacks, to the point.
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epigrammatical

[ˌɛpɪgrəˈmætɪkl] epigrammatic [ˌɛpɪgrəˈmætɪk] adjepigrammatico/a
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The poetry is clear, sharp and concise, few poems being longer than one side of a page, and the whole peppered with occasional haikus or epigrammatical pieces: Advice--so kindly meant, so freely given--so often wrong'.
It is replete with witty epigrammatical observations that may be favourably compared with La Rochefoucauld's maxims.
If there is, Stringer will grasp it--and also enshrine it in a superbly epigrammatical bit of StringerSpeak.