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Definition of "pithy" [pith•y]

  • Precisely meaningful; forceful and brief: a pithy comment. (adjective)
  • Consisting of or resembling pith. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pithy" in a sentence
  • "After all, men prefer to "blink," a term I picked up from Dell Global Marketing VP Andy Lark, who himself loves to blog in short, pithy sentences."
  • "But I have to remember that, as addicting as it is to deal in pithy statements, editors seem to like things that are longer, and longer works require more effort."
  • "His blazing contempt for people is couched in pithy, derivative “wit” and helpful pointers on how they could and should be more like him."