Meaning of sententious

sen•ten•tious

Pronunciation: (sen-ten'shus), [key]
— adj.
  1. abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims: a sententious book.
  2. given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous.
  3. given to or using pithy sayings or maxims: a sententious poet.
  4. of the nature of a maxim; pithy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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