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sententious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sententious

  1. 1 marked by or given to preaching moral values <a sententious crank who has written countless letters to the editor about the decline in family values> Synonyms didactic, homiletic (or homiletical), moralistic, moralizing, preachy, sermonicRelated Words dogmatic (also dogmatical), prescriptive; admonishing, admonitory, cautionary; advisory, enlightening, instructive; holier-than-thou, self-righteous

  2. 2 marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning <memoirs that are filled with sententious observations on love, marriage, and happiness> Synonyms aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, compendious, crisp, curt, elliptical (or elliptic), epigrammatic, laconic, monosyllabic, pithy, concise, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse, thumbnailRelated Words abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), short, snippety, snippy; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, curtailed, shortened; meaty, substantial; meaningful, significant; well-turnedNear Antonyms pleonastic, redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated, inflatedAntonyms circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy




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