succinct

[ suhk-singkt ]
/ səkˈsɪŋkt /

adjective

expressed in few words; concise; terse.
characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity.
compressed into a small area, scope, or compass.
Archaic.
  1. drawn up, as by a girdle.
  2. close-fitting.
  3. encircled, as by a girdle.

QUIZZES

WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of succinct

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin succinctus, past participle of succingere to gird, gather up (one's clothes), prepare for action, equivalent to suc-suc- + cing(ere) to gird, equip + -tus past participle suffix

synonym study for succinct

1, 2. See concise.

OTHER WORDS FROM succinct

suc·cinct·ly, adverbsuc·cinct·ness, nounun·suc·cinct, adjectiveun·suc·cinct·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for succinct

British Dictionary definitions for succinct

succinct
/ (səkˈsɪŋkt) /

adjective

marked by brevity and clarity; concise
compressed into a small area
archaic
  1. encircled by or as if by a girdle
  2. drawn up tightly; closely fitting

Derived forms of succinct

succinctly, adverbsuccinctness, noun

Word Origin for succinct

C15: from Latin succinctus girt about, from succingere to gird from below, from sub- from below + cingere to gird
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012