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- 1. sententious, pretentious (vs. unpretentious)
- usage: abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
- 2. pithy, sententious, concise (vs. prolix)
- usage: concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy comments"; "the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen
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