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English definition of “pithy”

pithy

adjective uk   /ˈpɪθ.i/ us  

pithy adjective (SHORT)

(of speech or writing) expressing an idea cleverly in a few words: a pithy remarkNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive

pithy adjective (FRUIT)

with a lot of pith: a pithy orangeFruits and seeds and their parts
pithily
adverb uk   /-ɪ.li/ us  
Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
(Definition of pithy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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