Definition of Succinct

1. Adjective. Briefly giving the gist of something. "A summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"

Exact synonyms: Compact, Compendious, Summary
Similar to: Concise
Derivative terms: Compendium, Succinctness, Summary



Definition of Succinct

1. a. Girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together.

Definition of Succinct

1. Adjective. brief and to the point; having characteristics of both brevity and clarity. ¹

2. Adjective. compressed into a tiny area. ¹

3. Adjective. (archaic) wrapped by, or as if by a girdle; closely fitting, wound or wrapped or drawn up tightly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Succinct

1. clearly expressed in few words [adj -CINCTER, -CINCTEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Succinct

successiveness
successless
successlessness
successor
successoral
successors
successour
succi
succiferous
succinamate
succinamates
succinamic acid
succinamide
succinate
succinates
succinct (current term)
succincter
succinctest
succinctly
succinctness
succinctnesses
succinic
succinic acid
succinimide
succinimides
succinimidyl
succinimidyls
succinite
succinites
succinonitrile

Literary usage of Succinct

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1. The American and English Encyclopaedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield (1904)
"The word ' succinct ' means brief, precise, exact. It is derived from the two Latin words sub, under, below, and cingere, to gird, and literally means ..."

2. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1811)
"... A succinct RELATION OF MY JOURNEY TO DERBENT IN PERSIA, WITH THE ARMY OF RUSSIA, COMMANDED BY HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY PETER THE FIRST, IN THE YEAR 1722. ..."

3. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"... Carthagena proving the evanescent point of that sad business), succinct History of the Spanish War, which began in 1739; and ended— When did it end ? ..."

4. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"... Carthagena proving the evanescent point of that sad business), succinct History of the Spanish War, which began in 1739 ; and ended— When did it end ? ..."

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