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Sententious vs. Tendentious — What's the Difference?

Sententious vs. Tendentious — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Sententious and Tendentious

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Sententious

Terse and energetic in expression; pithy.

Tendentious

Expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one
A tendentious reading of history

Sententious

Full of or given to using aphorisms, especially in a pompously moralizing manner.

Tendentious

Marked by or favoring a particular point of view; partisan
A tendentious account of the recent elections.

Sententious

Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.
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Tendentious

Having a tendency; written or spoken with a partisan, biased or prejudiced purpose, especially a controversial one.

Sententious

Tending to use aphorisms or maxims, especially given to trite moralizing.

Tendentious

Implicitly or explicitly slanted.
As a supporter of the cause, his reports were tendentious in the extreme.

Sententious

(obsolete) Full of meaning.

Tendentious

Having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one;
A tendentious account of recent elections
Distinguishing between verifiable fact and tendentious assertion

Sententious

Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.
How he apes his sire,Ambitiously sententious!

Sententious

Comprising or representing sentences; sentential.

Sententious

Abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing;
Too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation

Sententious

Concise and full of meaning;
Welcomed her pithy comments
The peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams

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