- drawn up, as by a girdle.
- encircled, as by a girdle.
- succession, apostolic,
- succinic acid,
Origin of succinct
Examples from the Web for succinctness
Where Congreve excels all his English rivals is in his literary force, and a succinctness of style peculiar to him.The Short Works of George Meredith|George Meredith
I know nothing so simple, so natural; and the proof of the simplicity shall lie in the succinctness of my demonstration.The Confessions of Arsne Lupin|Maurice Leblanc
Renan describes it with peculiar clearness and succinctness.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)|Walter M. Chandler
Because of its succinctness, this sentence needs a little explanation.Materials and Methods of Fiction|Clayton Hamilton
The beauty and charm of form lie greatly in its bringing ideas closer together, and succinctness implies fulness of thought.History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
- encircled by or as if by a girdle
- drawn up tightly; closely fitting
Word Origin for succinct
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.