Synonyms for sententious

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His language has the richness and sententious fullness of the Chinese.

"Such do the most ill," Colonel John retorted, with sententious severity.

"Grieved to hear it, Mr. Carew," was the grave, sententious reply.

Its short, sententious sentences were altogether to his mind.

"That's lucky," was the sententious comment of the old doctor.

Maria spoke in a sort of sententious wisdom which did not satisfy me at all.

"You can not always believe what you read," was the sententious rejoinder.

I don't mean to be sententious, but this is the death-grapple that is coming.

"Avarice supersedes enterprise," added the sententious Augustus.

"I am glad to have proved the strength of my brother," was the sententious reply.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "full of meaning," from Middle French sententieux, from Latin sententiosus "full of meaning, pithy," from sententia "thought; expression of a thought" (see sentence (n.)). Meaning "addicted to pompous moralizing" first recorded 1590s. Related: Sententiously; sententiousness.

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