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sententious
used in Washington Square

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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
  • "We must study resignation," said Mrs. Penniman, hesitating, but sententious at a venture.
    Chapter 30 (65% in)

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