succinct adj : 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, summary]
EtymologyFrom Latin succinctus ("to gird about") < Latin succingere ("to gird from below") < Latin sub- + cingere ("to gird, wrap, or surround").
brief and to the point
- Czech: stručný
- Latin: succinctus
- Portuguese: sucinto
- Spanish: sucinto
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