1. expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope; succinct; terse: a concise explanation of the company's retirement plan.
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WORDS RELATED TO CONCISE
terse, pithy, succinct, brief, compact, compendious, condensed, curt, epigrammatic, laconic, lean, meaty, summary, abridged, breviloquent, compressed, synoptic
SYNONYMS FOR CONCISE
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pithy, compendious, laconic.
SYNONYM STUDY FOR CONCISE
Concise, succinct, terse all refer to speech or writing that uses few words to say much. Concise usually implies that unnecessary details or verbiage have been eliminated from a more wordy statement: a concise summary of the speech. Succinct on the other hand, implies that the message is as originally composed and is expressed in as few words as possible: a succinct statement of the problem. Terse sometimes suggests brevity combined with wit or polish to produce particularly effective expression: a terse, almost aphoristic, style. It may also suggest brusqueness or curtness: a terse reply that was almost rude.
Origin: 1580–90; < Latin concisus cut short (past participle of concidere ), equivalent to con- con- + -cid- (combining form of caedere to cut) + -tus past participle ending
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCISE
The sharp and swift fall makes for a concise case study on the impact of reputation on a personal brand.
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But on the stand this week, she stuck to a concise version of events.
JODI ARIAS: THE MORMON CASEY ANTHONY|CHRISTINE PELISEK|FEBRUARY 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All commanders will state that my report writing was always clear, concise, and impeccable.
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There has never been so concise and definitive a debunking of Kant's categorical imperative.
DAVID'S BOOKCLUB: CATCH-22|DAVID FRUM|DECEMBER 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Jonathan V. Last, in the pages of The Weekly Standard, offers the most compelling and concise apologia for the Empire.
MAYBE BUILD THE DEATH STAR?|JUSTIN GREEN|DECEMBER 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When the occasion offers, he is concise, condensed even in the utterance of a principle or of a comprehensive thought.
ESSAYS STHETICAL|GEORGE CALVERT
Diarists agree in the concise terms with which they describe the town.
THE SIEGE OF BOSTON|ALLEN FRENCH
His plan, and the execution of it, are at once clear and concise; but he is too prodigal of the term "rare."
BIBLIOMANIA; OR BOOK-MADNESS|THOMAS FROGNALL DIBDIN
The style is vigorous and concise; it is rich in imagery and powerfully expressed, but is deficient in elegance and perspicuity.
INTRODUCTION TO THE LITERATURE OF EUROPE IN THE FIFTEENTH, SIXTEENTH, AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES, VOL. 2|HENRY HALLAM
But a real motive is always terse, concise, characteristic and pregnant with unrevealed meaning.
MUSIC: AN ART AND A LANGUAGE|WALTER RAYMOND SPALDING