Synonyms and Antonyms of sententious
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 of sententious didactic, homiletic (or homiletical), moralistic, moralizing, preachy, sermonicWords Related to sententious dogmatic (also dogmatical), prescriptive; admonishing, admonitory, cautionary; advisory, enlightening, instructive; holier-than-thou, self-righteous
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 of sententious aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, compendious, crisp, curt, elliptical (or elliptic), epigrammatic, laconic, monosyllabic, pithy, concise, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse, thumbnailWords Related to sententious abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), short, snippety, snippy; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, curtailed, shortened; meaty, substantial; meaningful, significant; well-turnedNear Antonyms of sententious pleonastic, redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated, inflatedAntonyms of sententious circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy
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