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sententious
American English: /sɛnˈtɛn(t)ʃəs/
British English: /sɛnˈtɛnʃəs/

Translation of sententious in Spanish:

adjective

  • [formal]
    Example sentences
    • He did not, as some of his critics charged, mean this as a call for sententious moralising on the part of historians.
    • Ask a dancer - or any artist, for that matter - to talk about her/his art, and you invariably get a grandiose mission statement, peppered with sententious remarks about ‘Tradition, Innovation, Vision and Spirit’.
    • The book's title comes from a sententious line of Henry James's, and the opening preamble announces that multiplicity is going to be an important theme.

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