1. tending to use too many maxims; 2. given to moralizing; 3. concise, but full of meaning
– Lisa’s boss welcomed her sententious comments, which were succinct and to the point.
– The newly elected mayor thought his speech would come off as intellectual and profound, but the press found it to be sententious and pompous.
– Violent Video games remain a soft target for sententious conservatives who want to heavily tax the product.
pompous, showy, pretentious,
to escape or run away in secret
– The CEO of the company was thought to be trustworthy so everyone was shocked when he absconded with all of the company’s profits.
– Jenny was so embarrassed by her blunder, she wished she could abscond from the room, never to return.
– After the bank heist, they all absconded to different countries, in hope that they would never be caught.
flee, escape, elope