- drawn up, as by a girdle.
- encircled, as by a girdle.
Origin of succinct
Related formssuc·cinct·ly, adverbsuc·cinct·ness, nounun·suc·cinct, adjectiveun·suc·cinct·ly, adverb
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
British Dictionary definitions for succinctness
- encircled by or as if by a girdle
- drawn up tightly; closely fitting