What does the word sententious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Abounding in terse sentences; laconic; axiomatic.

Usage examples for sententious

  1. He was alternately picturesque and sententious until he reached Baden; there he became involved, from thinking of a revelation of beauty in woman. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Maria spoke in a sort of sententious wisdom which did not satisfy me at all. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  3. " Time will show," was the sententious reply. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford