- 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 succinctness
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.
This elementary means of portrayal has the obvious advantage of succinctness.
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
General Grosvenor commences with an exordium eloquent in succinctness and noble in generosity.Shadow and Light
Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
- 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 succinctness
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.