pithy pithy  /ˈpɪ θi/


  • (adj) concise and full of meaning


  1. The young senator was full of strong opinions and pithy wisecracks.
  2. Pithy little life's lessons keep coming at you when you are talking to someone like Robin Sharma.
  3. David's talk got front-page coverage, and his pithy conclusion on the climate change became the buzzword.


  1. Women And The Art Of Controversy

    In 2005, I wrote a book about the history of women cartoonists at The New Yorker magazine, called Funny Ladies.  It may surprise you, but for the first several years of The New Yorker, which was founded in 1925, there were at least eight women drawing cartoons for the magazine. The editors of the New Yorker were looking for a new approach to humor, a style that would be pithy and urban, and a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Ukiah church's scrolling sign allowed

    Words can change every eight seconds Ukiah Daily Journal A new sign at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on South Orchard Avenue is attracting attention, causing some drivers to pull over and take pictures of some of the pithy and humorous sayings displayed.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal


  1. Ben Franklin would probably have "a lot of pithy remarks" about the need for an independent judiciary if he were around these days, retired US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told a meeting of Pennsylvania judges and lawyers Wednesday.
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Sandra Day O Connor Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

  2. "It'sa pithy little tale we never had room for in the monthly," Ennis said, "starring Tommy Monaghan and drawn by John McCrea."
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Garth Ennis Source: Terre Haute Tribune Star

  3. "You can't read too much into it," Baltimore defensive end Trevor Pryce said. "It's only three games. I wish I could say something poetic or some pithy dialogue with you all, but it's 3-0. It's not a lot."
    on Oct 3, 2009 By: Trevor Pryce Source: CBSSports.com

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