Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

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)
Focus on the pronunciation of sententious

Translations of “sententious”

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More