1. [syn: compendious, compact, succinct, summary]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Compendious \Com*pen"di*ous\, a. [L. compendiosus.]
Containing the substance or general principles of a subject
or work in a narrow compass; abridged; summarized.
More compendious and expeditious ways. --Woodward.
Three things be required in the oration of a man having
authority -- that it be compendious, sententious, and
delectable. --Sir T.
Syn: Short; summary; abridged; condensed; comprehensive;
succinct; brief; concise.
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,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
62 Moby Thesaurus words for "compendious":
Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, across-the-board,
all-comprehensive, all-inclusive, aposiopestic, blanket, brief,
brusque, clipped, close, compact, complete, comprehensive,
compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, curtal,
curtate, cut, decurtate, docked, elliptic, encyclopedic,
epigrammatic, global, gnomic, instantaneous, laconic, little, low,
omnibus, over-all, panoramic, pithy, pointed, pruned, reserved,
sententious, short, short and sweet, shortened, succinct, summary,
sweeping, synopsized, synoptic, taciturn, terse, tight,
to the point, total, transient, truncated, universal, whole,
without exception, without omission