Succinctness
Succinct Suc*cinct", a. [L. succinctus, p. p. of succingere to gird below or from below, to tuck up; sub + cingere to gird. Cf. {Cincture}.] 1. Girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together. [1913 Webster]

His habit fit for speed succinct. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Compressed into a narrow compass; brief; concise. [1913 Webster]

Let all your precepts be succinct and clear. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

The shortest and most succinct model that ever grasped all the needs and necessities of mankind. --South. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Short; brief; concise; summary; compendious; laconic; terse. [1913 Webster] -- {Suc*cinct"ly}, adv. -- {Suc*cinct"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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