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English definition of “sententious”

sententious

adjective     /senˈten.ʃəs/ formal disapproving
trying to appear wise, clever, and important: The document was sententious and pompous.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting sententiously     /-li/ adverb Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of sententious adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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