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sententious

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsententioussen‧ten‧tious /senˈtenʃəs/ adjective formal 🔊 🔊 GOOD/MORALtelling people how they should behave – used to show disapproval 🔊 sententious remarkssententiously adverb
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sententiousIt was quiet, reminiscent, a little sententious.Perhaps her last remark was a bit sententious?On its own this reads like a perfectly ordinary youthful Europeanized sententious romantic flourish.
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