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

 sen·ten·tious /sɛnˈtɛn(t)ʃəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sen·ten·tious a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]