pithy

[pith-ee]
adjective, pithier, pithiest.
1.
brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.
2.
of, like, or abounding in pith.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see pith, -y1

pithily, adverb
pithiness, noun


1. succinct, pointed, meaty, concise.
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pithy (ˈpɪθɪ)
 
adj , pithier, pithiest
1.  terse and full of meaning or substance
2.  of, resembling, or full of pith
 
'pithily
 
adv
 
'pithiness
 
n

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pithy
c.1300, "full of substance or significance," from pith. Figurative sense is oldest; literal meaning "Full of pith" not attested until 1560s.
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Example sentences
Most people wouldn't have dared be so pithily vacant.
His particular gift is to encapsulate complex historical and biographical events pithily and in an illuminating context.
It has been pithily said that her conversation was listened te with vast admiration and net a little fatigue.
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