1. Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.
How he apes his sire,
Ambitiously sententious! --Addison.
2. Comprising or representing sentences; sentential. [Obs.] “Sententious marks.”
-- Sen*ten*tious*ly, adv. -- Sen*ten*tious*ness, n.
adj 1: abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing;
"too often the significant episode deteriorates into
sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
2: 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: pithy]