1. [syn: pithy, sententious]
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent.
This pithy speech prevailed, and all agreed.
In all these Goodman Fact was very short, but pithy.
Pithy gall (Zool.), a large, rough, furrowed, oblong gall,
formed on blackberry canes by a small gallfly
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy
comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style
in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen
[syn: pithy, sententious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
99 Moby Thesaurus words for "pithy":
Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, allegorical, aphoristic,
aposiopestic, associational, axiomatic, baccate, brief, brusque,
clipped, close, compact, compendious, compressed, concise,
condensed, connotational, connotative, contracted, crisp, curt,
cut, definable, denotational, denotative, docked, doughy,
edematous, effective, elliptic, epigrammatic, expressive, extended,
extensional, figurative, flabby, fleshy, forceful, formulaic,
formulistic, full of meaning, full of point, full of substance,
gnomic, indicative, intelligible, intensional, interpretable,
laconic, lean, macerated, masticated, meaning, meaningful, meaty,
medullary, metaphorical, mushy, pasty, platitudinous, pointed,
pregnant, proverbial, pruned, pulpal, pulpar, pulped, pulplike,
pulpy, pungent, readable, referential, reserved, sententious,
short, short and sweet, shortened, significant, significative,
soft, spongy, squashy, squelchy, squishy, substantial, succinct,
succulent, suggestive, summary, symbolic, synopsized, taciturn,
terse, tight, to the point, transferred, truncated