Definition for SEN-TEN'TIOUS

SEN-TEN'TIOUS, a. [Fr. sententieux; It. sentenzioso.]

  1. Abounding with sentences, axioms and maxims; short and energetic; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth. – Waller. How be apes his sire, / Ambitiously sententious. – Addison.
  2. Comprising sentences; as, sententious marks. – Grew. [This should be sentential.]

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