sententious

Part of speech: adverb

SENTENTIOUSLY.

Part of speech: noun

SENTENTIOUSNESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Abounding in terse sentences; laconic; axiomatic.

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Usage examples "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", George Meredith.
  2. Maria spoke in a sort of sententious wisdom which did not satisfy me at all. - "Daisy", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  3. " Time will show," was the sententious reply. - "Harley Greenoak's Charge", Bertram Mitford.