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pith·y

 (pĭth′ē)
adj. pith·i·er, pith·i·est
1. Precisely meaningful; forceful and brief: a pithy comment.
2. Consisting of or resembling pith.

pith′i·ly adv.
pith′i·ness n.

pithy

(ˈpɪθɪ)
adj, pithier or pithiest
1. terse and full of meaning or substance
2. of, resembling, or full of pith
ˈpithily adv
ˈpithiness n

pith•y

(ˈpɪθ i)

adj. pith•i•er, pith•i•est.
1. brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.
2. of, like, or abounding in pith.
[1300–50]
pith′i•ly, adv.
pith′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pithy - concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen
concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"

pithy

pithy

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

[ˈpɪθɪ] ADJ (pithier (compar) (pithiest (superl))) (Bot) → con mucho blanco en la cáscara (fig) (= terse) [statement, comment, style] → sucinto, conciso

pithy

[ˈpɪθi] adj [comment, saying, advice, description, dialogue] → lapidaire

pithy

adj (+er) (Bot) → reich an Mark; oranges etcdickschalig; (fig)prägnant, markig; pithy remarksKraftsprüche pl

pithy

[ˈpɪθɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fig) (argument) → vigoroso/a; (remarks) → arguto/a; (account) → conciso/a
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When talking about Wood, he uses the term "libertarian" advisedly, Contreras points out on the back cover of the book, which also contains some of his subject's pithier quotations.
These dialogs were much shorter and pithier than the "conversations" devised by Harriet Martineau or later by Molinari in his "soirees" and much, much funnier and more clever.
Labour needed either a pithy line explaining how it would tackle the problems of the NHS and the economy without spending more; or an even pithier line explaining why there was some money to spend despite all the propaganda to the contrary.
As Bolt once said, in a pithier summation of Bannister's remark: "I don't think limits.
CEO Mansel Guerry explained that the phrase "CU24" was already the most common usage and that changing to the pithier name will help the CUSO launch its transition from being a CUSO offering primarily ATM and POS access into being an organization that still offers those things but also a host of other services.
Much of this competition was fueled by the rivalry between the FPM and March 14 parties for Christian votes, a contest that helped spawn the "I Love Life" and "Be Beautiful and Vote" campaigns, both of which exemplify the aesthetic shift away from the traditional portraits of yesteryear toward a pithier, more commercial approach.
A pithier version of the distinction is the computer scientist Richard Stallman's phrase, "Free as in speech, or free as in beer"--free beer, unlike speech, comes at someone else's expense.
Was this pithier ending, along with other details, lost to Faure when he gave the manuscript away, and forgotten when, years later, he was preparing the song for publication, possibly from a rougher draft?
35) Much livelier and pithier in the Cork exchanges were two printed dialogues between Jack Lane and Simon Curtin.
Chatty pink Twins may not know when to edit their pithier and more controversial comments.
A twist on the opening lines from Chris Marker and Alain Resnais's 1953 film of the same name--"When men die, they enter into history; when statues die, they enter into art"--Benedetti's title evoked a familiar endgame while suggesting that there might be a more concrete, or at least pithier, solution: Maybe dead sculptures enter purgatory, a place in which to perpetually reckon with their inability to return to the world of simple statuary or, still less, that of simple objects.
Denman, on the other hand, two boxes down, takes a pithier view of the situation and simply presents his backside to the world.