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adj. abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
adj. (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting; "an abridged version"
short, curt, brusk, brusque
adj. marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
adj. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
substantive, substantial
adj. having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents"
truncated, truncate
adj. terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off; "a truncate leaf"; "truncated volcanic mountains"; "a truncated pyramid"
adj. having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"
substantive, meaty
adj. being on topic and prompting thought; "a meaty discussion"
of value, useful
adj. being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
adj. sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest; "a worthwhile book"
apothegmatic, epigrammatic, aphoristic
adj. terse and witty and like a maxim; "much given to apothegmatic instruction"
terse, laconic, curt, crisp
adj. brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"
summary, succinct, compact, compendious
adj. briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
adj. having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note"
elliptical, elliptic
adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor
adj. having the style of a telegram with many short words left out; "telegraphic economy of words"; "the strange telegraphic speech of some aphasics"
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