Pithy

Pronunciation: [ pith-ee ]


Definition: adjective

brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible

Origin: Middle English


Etymology: dating back to 1300–50; see origin at pith, -y


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • cogent

  • concise

  • laconic

  • succinct

  • terse

  • trenchant

Antonyms:

  • impotent

  • lengthy

  • long-winded

  • weak

  • wordy

  • verbose

Example:

She stood in front of the group and provided a pithy observation.

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