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He has also made a number of pithy and sometimes contradictory statements about how he believes the site should moderate content—among them, that Twitter should and will remove only speech that is illegal.

His are usually pithy and want to embarrass you into giving.

Other times, she has crystallized concerns with a pithy tweet.

From shrinking willies to volcanic eruptions, disappearing hazelnut coffees to pithy brews, we celebrate Earth Day by reflecting on the all-too-human costs of climate change.

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I was constantly pulling out pithy facts about how we’re not implementing solutions on the necessary scale.

I had the pleasure of hearing one—a short, pithy gem called “The Italian System”—at a reading in Trastevere last month.

Each work is a pithy marvel that captures the languorous excitement (and sometimes the radiant gloom) of a summer day to remember.

Mandery knows when to be pithy and when to go long, like in passages about the subtleties of memoranda.

She was always alert to what was going on, and her comments were pithy and to the point.

He defines Dynamic Inaction with one pithy aphorism: “When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.”

The wicked man's epitaph, as a rule, may be generally appropriately written in the pithy words "He was, and is not."

He is in speech eloquent and pithy; but which is chiefest, he is in religion, as religious in life as he is sincere in profession.

The familiar voice that gave utterance to this pithy affirmation proceeded from the doorway leading into the reception hall.

As pithy an inscription appears on the bell of S. Ives, which is rung early in the morning.

Aphorism, af′or-izm, n. a concise statement of a principle in any science: a brief, pithy saying: an adage.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pithy, such as: cogent, concise, laconic, succinct, terse, and trenchant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.