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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Succinct \Suc*cinct"\, a. [L. succinctus, p. p. of succingere to
gird below or from below, to tuck up; sub + cingere to gird.
1. Girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together.
His habit fit for speed succinct. --Milton.
2. Compressed into a narrow compass; brief; concise.
Let all your precepts be succinct and clear.
The shortest and most succinct model that ever
grasped all the needs and necessities of mankind.
Syn: Short; brief; concise; summary; compendious; laconic;
[1913 Webster] -- Suc*cinct"ly, adv. --
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and
compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy";
"succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-
ranging subject" [syn: compendious, compact,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
53 Moby Thesaurus words for "succinct":
Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aphoristic, aposiopestic,
axiomatic, blunt, brief, brusque, clipped, close, compact,
compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp,
curt, curtal, curtate, cut, decurtate, docked, elliptic,
epigrammatic, formulaic, formulistic, gnomic, instantaneous,
laconic, little, low, pithy, platitudinous, pointed, proverbial,
pruned, pungent, reserved, sententious, short, short and sweet,
shortened, summary, synopsized, synoptic, taciturn, terse, tight,
to the point, transient, truncated
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