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[pith-ee] /ˈpɪθ i/

adjective, pithier, pithiest.
brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible:
a pithy observation.
of, like, or abounding in .
adjective pithier, pithiest
terse and full of meaning or substance
of, resembling, or full of pith

early 14c., “strong, vigorous,” from pith (n.) + -y (2). Meaning “full of substance or significance” is from 1520s; literal meaning “full of pith” not attested until 1560s. Related: Pithily; pithiness.


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