1. expressing much in few words
; - Example: "a concise explanation"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Concise \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "concise":
Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brusque,
clipped, close, close-tongued, closemouthed, cogent, compact,
compendious, compressed, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt,
curtailed, curtal, curtate, cut, decurtate, direct, docked, dumb,
economical of words, elliptic, epigrammatic, gnomic,
indisposed to talk, instantaneous, laconic, little, low, mum, mute,
pithy, pointed, pruned, quiet, reserved, sententious, short,
short and sweet, shortened, silent, snug, sparing of words,
speechless, succinct, summary, synopsized, synoptic, taciturn,
terse, tight, tight-lipped, to the point, tongue-tied, transient,
trenchant, truncated, unloquacious, untalkative, word-bound,
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