Sen*ten"tious (?), a.[L. sentenciosus: cf. F. sentencieux.]


Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.

How he apes his sire, Ambitiously sententious! Addison.


Comprising or representing sentences; sentential.

[Obs.] "Sententious marks."


--- Sen*ten"tious*ly, adv. -- Sen*ten"tious*ness, n.


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