- expressed in few words; concise; terse.
- characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity.
- compressed into a small area, scope, or compass.
- drawn up, as by a girdle.
- encircled, as by a girdle.
Origin of succinct
Examples from the Web for succinctly
The worth of Death of a King lies in its story, succinctly and achingly told.Tavis Smiley Humanely Chronicles MLK’s Sad Last Year
October 16, 2014
Or as the New York Times succinctly put it, “NOBU: the name says it all.”Barack Obama Is the First Yuppie President
January 2, 2014
The strains of adolescence have rarely been summed up so succinctly.Three Cheers for Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in Literature
October 10, 2013
Our thesis is succinctly presented most recently in this op-ed Peter and I wrote for the Financial Times on November 8, 2012.Do You Have a Dream? Garry Kasparov on Overcoming the Innovation Crisis
February 20, 2013
Modesty aside, he was happy to succinctly explain to me how the livestream was produced.The Technology Propelling #OccupyWallStreet
October 6, 2011
"The cable would have handled that end of it, I guess," she said, succinctly.Within the Law
"Cornelia and Marilla Merritt are just the ones," she said, succinctly.Quaint Courtships
Then he succinctly completed his diagnosis: "His jig is up!"The Downfall
Drake ran on forcefully, succinctly, his hand gripping Garrison's.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
We cannot, says The Board, succinctly, drawing its salary; It increases the tax rate.The Lost Art of Reading
Gerald Stanley Lee
- marked by brevity and clarity; concise
- compressed into a small area
- encircled by or as if by a girdle
- drawn up tightly; closely fitting
Word Origin and History for succinctly
early 15c., "having one's belt fastened tightly," from Middle French succincte, from Latin succinctus "prepared, ready, contracted, short," past participle of succingere "tuck up (clothes for action), gird from below," from sub "up from under" (see sub-) + cingere "to gird" (see cinch). Sense of "brief, concise" first recorded early 15c.