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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pithy /ˈpɪθi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]