pithy


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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
References in classic literature ?
Uncas pressed closer to his side, and regarded the speaker with a look of commendation, while his father expressed his satisfaction by the ordinary pithy exclamation of approbation.
They may be said, in few and pithy words, to have ill served a poor purpose.
Dimmesdale, as the great enemy of souls would have it, could recall no text of Scripture, nor aught else, except a brief, pithy, and, as it then appeared to him, unanswerable argument against the immortality of the human soul.
They could always talk; and their discourse, witty, pithy, original, had such charms for me, that I preferred listening to, and sharing in it, to doing anything else.
As Wolfert waxed old and rich and corpulent he also set up a great gingerbread-colored carriage, drawn by a pair of black Flanders mares with tails that swept the ground; and to commemorate the origin of his greatness he had for his crest a full-blown cabbage painted on the panels, with the pithy motto, ALLES KOPF, that is to say, ALL HEAD, meaning thereby that he had risen by sheer head work.
Then, his preaching was ingenious and pithy, like the preaching of the English Church in its robust age, and his sermons were delivered without book.
Allan and what would be nicest and most agreeable to her," said Marilla, hitting for once in her life on a very sound and pithy piece of advice.
Regaining his faculties by slow and faint glimmerings, he at length sat upright; and, displaying a very yellow face, a very red nose, and a very bristly beard: the joint effect of which was considerably heightened by a dirty white handkerchief, spotted with blood, drawn over the crown of his head and tied under his chin: stared ruefully at Ralph in silence, until his feelings found a vent in this pithy sentence:
He is supreme in epigrams, the terse statement of pithy truths; his poems have furnished more brief familiar quotations to our language than those of any other writer except Shakspere.
We shall not detain the narrative, to relate the quaint morals with which he next endeavoured to cheer the drooping spirits of his more sensitive companion, or the occasional pithy and peculiar benedictions that he pronounced, on all the bands of the Dahcotahs, commencing with those whom he accused of stealing or murdering, on the banks of the distant Mississippi, and concluding, in terms of suitable energy, with the Teton tribe.
The proposal originated with himself, and was couched in the pithy terms, 'If your John is weak enough, ma'am, not to take it, that is no reason why you should be, don't you see?
Giving her pithy views on his domestic skills, The Voice and Celebrity Big Brother host says: "Bills, washing he's just s*** at that stuff.