[ kuhn-sahys-nis ]
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  1. the quality of being concise.

Origin of conciseness

First recorded in 1650–60; concise + -ness

synonym study For conciseness

See brevity.

Other words for conciseness

Words Nearby conciseness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use conciseness in a sentence

Cultural definitions for conciseness


Economy in writing or speaking. “Bill loves to go to the movies because watching films is a real pleasure to him” is not as concise as “Bill loves to watch movies.” (Compare circumlocution.)

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