Origin of compendious
Examples from the Web for compendious
David Frum on Allen Guelzo's compendious synthesis of new thinking about slavery and its aftermath.
And, therefore, the larger your anticipation is, the more direct and compendious is your search.The Advancement of Learning|Francis Bacon
To the critic of the schools, ever ready with compendious label, he is the revolutionary destructive.Voltaire|John Morley
How does its beautiful simplicity also, and compendious brevity, give it rank before the laborious subtleties of Bellarmine!
Principles which are held as compendious, while their application is extensive, are good principles.
Anyhow, if N. wished us to know real hardship, fever in camp is about the most compendious definition of intense misery I know.Up the Country|Emily Eden
British Dictionary definitions for compendious
Word Origin and History for compendious
"concise," late 14c., from Old French compendieux, from Latin compendiosus "advantageous, abridged, brief," from compendium (see compendium).