Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Of or like pith.

Part of speech: adjective

Forcible; effective.

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Usage examples "pithy":

  1. He has preached from the White House many doctrines; but among them he has left impressed on the American mind the one great truth of economic justice couched in the pithy and stinging phrase 'the square deal. - "The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt", Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood.
  2. There was even in him a strain, if not of humour, of a shrewdness which was akin to it, and expressed itself in many pithy sayings. - "Cowper", Goldwin Smith.
  3. After he had gladdened their hearts and soothed their throats by making several pithy remarks to the bartender, with whom he established their credit, he cautioned them against letting any one harm them and, smiling at the humor of his warning, left abruptly. - "Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20", Clarence Edward Mulford.