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succinct

[ suhk-singkt ]

adjective

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


succinct

/ səkˈsɪŋkt /

adjective

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


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Derived Forms

  • sucˈcinctness, noun
  • sucˈcinctly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • suc·cinct·ly adverb
  • suc·cinct·ness noun
  • un·suc·cinct adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of succinct1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of succinct1

C15: from Latin succinctus girt about, from succingere to gird from below, from sub- from below + cingere to gird

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Synonym Study

See concise.

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Example Sentences

The succinct legislation8 essentially required school sports programs to offer equal opportunities to women, relative to their male counterparts, and the effect was immediate.

Lawmakers and their investigators threshed through more than 1,000 interviews to present a succinct two-hour opening evening replete with videos, maps, animations, radio calls, and live testimony.

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“No,” was Belichick’s succinct response when reporters asked him about it.

Sara may be the best writer I have ever worked with – so crisp and succinct.

Data stories are succinct materials that boost the problem-solving process and improve productivity.

In an email exchange a friend said many had repeated this same succinct review but they could never elaborate.

The scenes are succinct, by and large; the patter of the characters rolls right along, whether you catch their drift or not.

Her few comments to the press included a succinct summary of her views on capital punishment.

Her verdict was succinct: “They are not clothes for playing in, they are clothes for showing off at the airport.”

Then, a succinct slaying of the awful "We Built That" meme which so awkwardly defined the convention in Tampa.

He saw Gen. Braddock as he passed on to his defeat, and could give a succinct account of that sanguinary action.

The tone of polite gravity is gone; what remains is less succinct, but more specific, and in its way effective.

You might almost as well read dictionaries with a hope of getting a succinct and clear view of language.

Puccini has, indeed, an almost unparalleled capacity for a kind of orchestral commentary which is both forceful and succinct.

I do not know where to look for so animated and succinct a rendering of that phase of past theatrical life.

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