pithy

[ pith-ee ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible

Origin + Etymology

dating back to 1300–50; see origin at pith, -y

Synonyms

  • cogent
  • concise
  • laconic
  • succinct
  • terse
  • trenchant

Antonyms

  • impotent
  • lengthy
  • long-winded
  • weak
  • wordy
  • verbose

Example

She stood in front of the group and provided a pithy observation.

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