"At 15 pages in length this is a substantial document and doesn't meet requirements in terms of being a pithy and succinct indication of outcomes."Pithy? Isn't that something found underneath the skin of citrus fruits, like mandarins or oranges?
Apparently not. Several sources offer variations on the following definitions:
- brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression
- full of vigor, substance, or meaning
- terse and vigorously expressive
- using few words in a clever and effective way
- having substance and point.
I think pithy might be best used as a substitute word. We practised using it in some different contexts in the office today.
Will Smith's Gettin' Pithy Wit It
Favourite way to feel sorry for yourself:
Throw a pithy party for ... nobody, because they wouldn't come if you invited them anyway.
I'm really pithed off.
Don't pith me off.
Favourite way to describe the weather (derivative):
It's pithing down outside.
Favourite childhood game:
Pithy in the middle
Your challenge: use the word pithy in a sentence in a completely inappropriate way and see if anyone notices.