Definitions for succinctsəkˈsɪŋkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. expressed in few words; concise; terse.

  2. characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity.

  3. compressed into a small area, scope, or compass.

  4. Archaic. close-fitting.

* Syn: See concise.

Origin of succinct:

1400–50; < L succinctus prepared for action =suc-suc - +cinctus, ptp. of cingere to gird, equip


Princeton's WordNet

  1. compendious, compact, succinct, summary(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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. succinct(adjective)əkˈsɪŋkt

    expressed in a brief and precise way

    Try to be succinct in your replies.


  1. succinct(Adjective)

    brief and to the point; having characteristics of both brevity and clarity.

  2. succinct(Adjective)

    compressed into a tiny area.

  3. succinct(Adjective)

    wrapped by, or as if by a girdle; closely fitting, wound or wrapped or drawn up tightly.

  4. Origin: From succinctus, perfect passive participle of succingo, from sub + cingo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Succinct(adj)

    girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together

  2. Succinct(adj)

    compressed into a narrow compass; brief; concise

Translations for succinct

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


concise and clearly expressed

The briefing was very succinct; succinct answers.

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