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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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