Pith·y a. [Compar. Pithier superl. Pithiest.]
1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit.
2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent.
This pithy speech prevailed, and all agreed. --Dryden.
In all these Goodman Fact was very short, but pithy. --Addison.
Pithy gall Zool., a large, rough, furrowed, oblong gall, formed on blackberry canes by a small gallfly (Diastrophus nebulosus).
adj : concise and full of meaning; "welcomed her pithy comments";
"the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which
Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen [syn: sententious]
adv : in a pithy sententious manner; "she expressed herself
pithily" [syn: sententiously]
[also: pithiest, pithier]