Origin of compendious
OTHER WORDS FROM compendiouscom·pen·di·ous·ly, adverbcom·pen·di·ous·ness, nounun·com·pen·di·ous, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH compendiouscompendious , voluminous
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How to use compendious in a sentence
David Frum on Allen Guelzo's compendious synthesis of new thinking about slavery and its aftermath.
A very complete and compendious work, apparently accurate and in beautiful style.The Education of American Girls|Anna Callender Brackett
To other persons they may serve as a compendious view of the most important discoveries relating to the subject.
It is, perhaps, too compendious; and I dislike its being given in the form of letters.Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford|Edward Berens
He sat down by his lamp and tried to read—to read a little compendious life of a great English statesman, out of a “series.”Nona Vincent|Henry James
But there is another way, more compendious still, of summing up his political chronicle.