Definition of succinct in English:

succinct

Syllabification: suc·cinct
Pronunciation: /sə(k)ˈsiNG(k)t
 
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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

Origin

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

Derivatives

succinctly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The image of dismemberment succinctly summarizes the history of African diaspora.
  • The judge succinctly summarised the rival contentions, as presented before him.
  • That probably summarises very succinctly the issues we currently have with the legislation.

succinctness

noun
More 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.

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