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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Full of pithy expressions.
2. Full of pompous moralizing.
From Latin sententia (opinion), from sentire (to feel or to have an opinion). Some other words derived from the same root are: sense, sentence, sentiment, sentinel, assent, consent, dissent, and resent. Earliest documented use: 1440.
“Sizzlingly smart and agreeably sententious, Mr. Garland’s film transcends some all-too-human imperfections with gorgeous images, astute writing, and memorably strong performances.”
Joe Morgenstern; Stylish ‘Machina’ Artfully Programmed for Pleasure; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Apr 10, 2015.
“In [Walden’s] first chapter, ‘Economy’, Thoreau lays out a program of abstinence so thoroughgoing as to make the Dalai Lama look like a Kardashian. (That chapter must be one of the highest barriers to entry in the Western canon: dry, sententious, condescending, more than eighty pages long.)”
Kathryn Schulz; Pond Scum; The New Yorker; Oct 19, 2015.
See more usage examples of sententious in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:People share a common nature but are trained in gender roles. -Lillie Devereux Blake, novelist, essayist, and reformer (12 Aug 1833-1913)
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