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Sententious


SENTEN'TIOUS, adjective

1. Abounding with sentences, axioms and maxims; short and energetic; as a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.

How he apes his sire,

Ambitiously sententious. Addison.

2. Comprising sentences; as sententious marks.

[This should be sentential.]