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sententious
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
annoying attempt to sound smart or important

or more rarely (and typically in classic literature):

expressing wisdom or knowledge concisely
  • 'Thoughtcrime is a dreadful thing, old man,' he said sententiously.
    p. 233.4
sententiously = in an annoying attempt to sound smart
There are no more uses of "sententious" in 1984 by Orwell.

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