Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 05/02/17 Sententious

Sententious (adjective)
sententious [sen-ten-shuh s]

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.

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2. preachy, didactic, sanctimonious, moralistic.

Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English < Latin sententiōsus meaningful. See sentence, -ous

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