Definition of succinct in English:

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succinct

Pronunciation: /sə(k)ˈsiNG(k)t/

adjective

(Especially of something written or spoken) briefly and clearly expressed: use short, succinct sentences
More example sentences
  • Further, the dietetic text provided the model for the early written recipes, typically succinct and summary.
  • The text fields are clearly separated and succinct, and keep the reader interested.
  • There aren't many movie directors prepared to offer succinct class-war summaries in an interview.
Synonyms
concise, short (and sweet), brief, compact, condensed, crisp, laconic, terse, to the point, pithy, epigrammatic, synoptic, gnomic
formal compendious

Derivatives

succinctness

Pronunciation: /sə(k)ˈsiNG(k)tnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • It presents the theory of dimension for separable metric spaces with what seems to be an impossible mixture of depth, clarity, precision, succinctness, and comprehensiveness.
  • Outstanding for her succinctness and profundity, she reminded one of her editors of Beethoven in his late period: ‘Where everything is getting pared down but the content is more concentrated’.
  • In his collection, poetic romance and realism, luxury and succinctness, conservatism and novelty are combined in a perfect way.

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense 'encircled'): from Latin succinctus 'tucked up', past participle of succingere, from sub- 'from below' + cingere 'gird'.

Words that rhyme with succinct

distinct, extinct

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: suc·cinct

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