[ suh k-singkt ]
/ səkˈsɪŋkt /
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.
Words nearby succinct
Origin of succinct
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin succinctus, past participle of succingere to gird, gather up (one's clothes), prepare for action, equivalent to suc- suc- + cing(ere) to gird, equip + -tus past participle suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM succinctsuc·cinct·ly, adverbsuc·cinct·ness, nounun·suc·cinct, adjectiveun·suc·cinct·ly, adverb
synonym study for succinct
1, 2. See concise.
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British Dictionary definitions for unsuccinct
/ (səkˈsɪŋkt) /
marked by brevity and clarity; concise
compressed into a small area
- encircled by or as if by a girdle
- drawn up tightly; closely fitting
Derived forms of succinctsuccinctly, adverbsuccinctness, noun
Word Origin for succinct
C15: from Latin succinctus girt about, from succingere to gird from below, from sub- from below + cingere to gird
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