Definition of pithy in English:


Syllabification: pith·y
Pronunciation: /ˈpiTHē

adjective (pithier, pithiest)

  • 2(Of a fruit or plant) containing much pith.
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    • When the trees bloom in March or April, the Walkers try to remove any remaining old, pithy fruit.
    • In particular, its attractive golden rind is not a distinct, pithy covering like that of a true citrus fruit, but is thin, soft, and pulpy.



Pronunciation: /ˈpiTHəlē/
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  • Jean-Paul Sartre pithily summed up the French attitude in 1953: ‘America has rabies.’
  • As Judge Roberts pithily pointed out in the hearings, only one justice thought that both of the leading establishment clause cases delivered this last term were correctly decided.
  • I found my page and there was a photo of myself and underneath it my talents were pithily described.


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  • The description of academia is a little harsh, but I have to admire the pithiness of his assessment of its effectiveness.
  • On the other hand, he responds to Zen stories and Haikus for their sheer pithiness.
  • Don't think much of her, really, though she has a wit and pithiness that makes it tolerable.

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