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Word: pithy

Definition: concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty


Sentences Containing 'pithy'

Fletcher's preface in defence of his play is best known for its pithy definition of tragicomedy: "A tragicomedy is not so called in respect of mirth and killing, but in respect it wants lacks deaths, which is enough to make it no tragedy; yet brings some near it, which is enough to make it no comedy."
In an "Irish Times" article it was reported that ""He is an impressive public speaker, often speaking at length without notes in speeches that can range over Greek philosophy and the place of law in society, before concluding with remarks of pithy relevance to the subject in hand.
The pithy stems are used for floating devices, such as rafts and floats for fishing nets.

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::: arraign - charge in court; indict
::: deserts - what someone deserves
::: retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: enumerate - list; mention one by one
::: memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
::: lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
::: nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties