Adjective "pithy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a fruit or plant) containing much pith.
  1. 'When the trees bloom in March or April, the Walkers try to remove any remaining old, pithy fruit.'
(of language or style) terse and vigorously expressive.
  1. 'But Porter does not shy away from the pithy language of the street, when it seems called for.'
  2. 'I didn't truly understand Dean Ricci when he uttered this pithy quote during an admissions interview.'
  3. 'And the connection is a pithy phrase of Deputy Noonan's dating back to the 1987 election campaign.'
  4. 'And it's years since I've heard anyone pile up as many pithy one-liners.'
  5. 'The clarity of ideas and the interlacing of pithy quotes make this a readable, thought-provoking book.'
  6. 'We live in the age of fast food and pithy one-liners.'
  7. '- Thanks to Joe for this pithy summary of the relevant issues.'
  8. 'Maybe you'll be glad to see the end of my pithy exam summaries, who knows?'
  9. 'One of those pithy phrases that tie together life, death, and the transcendental power of the written word.'
  10. 'He wrote plain English, punctuated by short pithy sentences.'


1. brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.

2. of, like, or abounding in pith.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be pithy at people."

"words can be pithy."

"comments can be pithy."

"sentences can be pithy."

"sayings can be pithy."

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