(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. terse, concise, brief, crisp, laconic, meaty, pithy, sententious. See shortness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. concise, brief, crisp, pithy; see concise , short 2 , terse .
See Synonym Study at concise .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[suk SINKT]
brief and to the point, concise.
The politicians were asked to keep their speeches succinct.
SYN.: brief, to the point, concise, pithy, condensed, short, compact, terse, *in a nutshell, *boiled down to its essence, *short and sweet.
ANT.: wordy, long-winded, prolix, verbose
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen: brief, compendious, concise, laconic, lean2, short, summary, terse. See BIG, STYLE, WORDS.

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  • succinct — succinct, incte (su ksin, ksin t ; quelques uns disent, à tort, su ksinkt au masculin en faisant sentir le t) adj. 1°   Qui a peu de paroles, par opposition à prolixe. Un discours succinct. Une relation succincte. •   Voilà les principales choses …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • succinct — SUCCINCT, [succ]inte. adj. Court, bref. Il est opposé à Prolixe: & il ne se dit proprement que du discours. Un discours succinct. une relation succincte. faites un memoire succinct. On dit figur. & par raillerie, qu Un repas est succinct, qu il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Succinct — Suc*cinct , a. [L. succinctus, p. p. of succingere to gird below or from below, to tuck up; sub + cingere to gird. Cf. {Cincture}.] 1. Girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together. [1913 Webster] His habit fit for speed succinct. Milton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Succinct — (v. lat.), 1) gegürtet; daher Succinctorium, j. Bruchband; 2) kurz, kurzgefaßt, gedrängt, körnig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • succinct — early 15c., having one s belt fastened tightly, from M.Fr. succincte, from L. succinctus prepared, ready, contracted, short, pp. of succingere tuck up (clothes for action), gird from below, from sub up from under (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + cingere to …   Etymology dictionary

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  • succinct — [adj] brief, to the point blunt, boiled down*, breviloquent, brusque, compact, compendiary, compendious, concise, condensed, curt, cut to the bone*, in a nutshell*, in few words*, laconic, pithy, short, summary, terse; concept 267 Ant. lengthy,… …   New thesaurus

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