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Meaning of CONCISE

Pronunciation:  kun'sIs

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"

CONCISE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, compact, compendious, crisp, cryptic, curt, elliptic, elliptical, epigrammatic, laconic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse
 Antonyms: prolix
 See Also: taciturn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*cise"\, a. [L. concisus cut off, short, p. p. of
concidere to cut to pieces; con- + caedere to cut; perh. akin
to scindere to cleave, and to E. shed, v. t.; cf. F. concis.]
Expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and
compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking.

      The concise style, which expresseth not enough, but
      leaves somewhat to be understood.        --B. Jonson.

      Where the author is . . . too brief and concise,
      amplify a little.                        --I. Watts.

Syn: Laconic; terse; brief; short; compendious; summary;
     succinct. See {Laconic}, and {Terse}.

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