I adjective brief, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, epigrammatic, full of meaning, gnomic, incisive, juicy, laconic, meaningful, meaty, medullosus, packed, pointed, sententious, substantial, succinct, summary, terse, trenchant II index brief, concise, eloquent, laconic, sententious, succinct

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  • Pithy — Pith y, a. [Compar. {Pithier}; superl. {Pithiest}.] 1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent. [1913 Webster] This pithy speech… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pithy — c.1300, full of substance or significance, from PITH (Cf. pith) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Figurative sense is oldest; literal meaning full of pith not attested until 1560s. Related: Pithily …   Etymology dictionary

  • pithy — summary, compendious, *concise, terse, succinct, laconic Analogous words: sententious, pregnant, meaningful, *expressive: *brief, short Contrasted words: flatulent, *inflated, tumid, turgid: prolix, diffuse, *wordy, verbose …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pithy — [adj] brief, to the point cogent, compact, concise, crisp, curt, down to brass tacks*, effective, epigrammatic, expressive, honed, laconic, meaningful, meaty*, pointed, short, short and sweet*, significant, succinct, terse, trenchant; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • pithy — ► ADJECTIVE (pithier, pithiest) 1) (of a fruit or plant) containing much pith. 2) (of language or style) terse and vigorously expressive. DERIVATIVES pithily adverb pithiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pithy — [pith′ē] adj. pithier, pithiest 1. of, like, or full of pith 2. terse and full of substance or meaning SYN. CONCISE pithily adv. pithiness n …   English World dictionary

  • pithy — UK [ˈpɪθɪ] / US adjective Word forms pithy : adjective pithy comparative pithier superlative pithiest a pithy statement or piece of writing is short and very effective a pithy retort Derived word: pithily adverb …   English dictionary

  • pithy — pith|y [ˈpıθi] adj if something that is said or written is pithy, it is intelligent and strongly stated, without wasting any words ▪ Press releases must be short and pithy. ▪ a series of pithy quotations >pithily adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pithy — [[t]pɪ̱θi[/t]] pithier, pithiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A pithy comment or piece of writing is short, direct, and full of meaning. [WRITTEN] His pithy advice to young painters was, Above all, keep your colours fresh. ... Many of them made a point… …   English dictionary

  • pithy — pith|y [ pıθi ] adjective a pithy statement or piece of writing is short and very effective: a pithy retort ╾ pith|i|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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