con·cise [kuhn-sahys] (previously 04-19-13)
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.
Related Words for concise
terse, pithy, succinct, brief, compact, compendious, condensed, curt, epigrammatic, laconic, lean, meaty, summary, abridged, compressed, synoptic
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pithy, compendious, laconic.
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
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