- An example of succinct is a short slogan like “Just do it.”
- An example of succinct is a person who only answers with yes or no.
The definition of succinct is getting to the point in just a few words.
- clearly and briefly stated; terse
- characterized by brevity and conciseness of speech
- enclosed as by a girdle
Origin of succinctME, girdled, girded from Classical Latin succinctus, prepared, short, contracted, past participle of succingere, to gird, tuck up, prepare from sub-, sub- + cingere, to gird: see cinch
- Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse: a succinct reply; a succinct style.
- Archaic Encircled as if by a girdle; girded.
Origin of succinctMiddle English succincte girt from Old French from Latin succīnctus past participle of succingere to gird from below sub- sub- cingere to gird ; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more succinct, superlative most succinct)