Succinct meaning

sək-sĭngkt
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Brief and to the point.
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Clearly and briefly stated; terse.
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The definition of succinct is getting to the point in just a few words.

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.

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Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse.

A succinct reply; a succinct style.

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(archaic) Encircled as if by a girdle; girded.
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Characterized by brevity and conciseness of speech.
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Compressed into a tiny area.
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(archaic) Wrapped by, or as if by a girdle; closely fitting, wound or wrapped or drawn up tightly.
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Origin of succinct

  • Middle English succincte girt from Old French from Latin succīnctus past participle of succingere to gird from below sub- sub- cingere to gird kenk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin succinctus, perfect passive participle of succingō (“gird from below"), from sub + cingō (“gird, wrap, or surround").

    From Wiktionary