epigrammatic

[ep-i-gruh-mat-ik]
adjective
1.
of or like an epigram; terse and ingenious in expression.
2.
containing or favoring the use of epigrams.
Also, epigrammatical.


Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin epigrammaticus < Greek epigrammatikós, equivalent to epigrammat- (stem of epígramma) epigram + -ikos -ic

epigrammatically, adverb
epigrammatism [ep-i-gram-uh-tiz-uhm] , noun
nonepigrammatic, adjective
nonepigrammatically, adverb
unepigrammatic, adjective
unepigrammatically, adverb
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epigram (ˈɛpɪˌɡræm)
 
n
1.  a witty, often paradoxical remark, concisely expressed
2.  a short, pungent, and often satirical poem, esp one having a witty and ingenious ending
 
[C15: from Latin epigramma, from Greek: inscription, from epigraphein to write upon, from graphein to write]
 
epigram'matic
 
adj
 
epigram'matically
 
adv

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Example sentences
He felt this made it sound both strong and epigrammatic.
They are wanting in terse and epigrammatic sayings, and give us the sense of
  being almost too wise.
Somewhat shyly announcing an epigrammatic or well-chosen phrase.
The first six lines were too fluent, the distinct couplet at the close was too
  epigrammatic.
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