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adjective uk   us   /senˈten.ʃəs/ formal disapproving
trying to appear wise, clever, and important: The document was sententious and pompous.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “sententious”
in Chinese (Traditional) 好說教的, 說教式的, 自以爲是的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 好说教的, 说教式的, 自以为是的…
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