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succinct

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Pronunciation: /səkˈsɪŋ(k)t
 
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Definition of succinct in English:

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, brief, compact, condensed, crisp, laconic, terse, tight, to the point, economic, pithy, thumbnail, summary, short and sweet, in a few well-chosen words, compendious, epigrammatic, synoptic, aphoristic, gnomic

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

1
adverb
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

2
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.

Words that rhyme with succinct

distinct, extinct

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