compendious

  • 1Compendious — Com*pen di*ous, a. [L. compendiosus.] Containing the substance or general principles of a subject or work in a narrow compass; abridged; summarized. [1913 Webster] More compendious and expeditious ways. Woodward. [1913 Webster] Three things be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2compendious — index brief, compact (pithy), comprehensive, concise, laconic, omnibus, pithy, succinct …

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  • 3compendious — concise, late 14c., from O.Fr. compendieux, from L. compendiosus advantageous, abridged, brief, from compendium (see COMPENDIUM (Cf. compendium)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4compendious — summary, pithy, succinct, *concise, terse, laconic Analogous words: compact, *close: condensed, contracted (see CONTRACT vb): abridged, abbreviated, shortened (see SHORTEN) Contrasted words: amplified, expanded, inflated (see EXPAND): *full,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5compendious — [adj] abridged abbreviated, breviloquent, brief, close, compact, compendiary, comprehensive, concise, condensed, contracted, curt, inclusive, laconic, short, short and sweet*, succinct, summarized, summary, synoptic; concepts 773,789 Ant.… …

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  • 6compendious — ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ presenting the essential facts in a comprehensive but concise way. DERIVATIVES compendiously adverb. ORIGIN Latin compendiosus advantageous, brief …

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  • 7compendious — [kəm pen′dē əs] adj. [ME < L compendiosus, short: see COMPENDIUM] containing all the essentials in a brief form; concise but comprehensive compendiously adv. compendiousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8compendious — adjective Date: 14th century marked by brief expression of a comprehensive matter ; concise and comprehensive < a compendious summary >; also comprehensive < her compendious knowledge of the subject > Synonyms: see concise • compendiously …

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  • 9compendious — compendiously, adv. compendiousness, n. /keuhm pen dee euhs/, adj. of or like a compendium; containing the substance of a subject, often an exclusive subject, in a brief form; concise: a compendious history of the world. [1350 1400; ME < L&#8230; …

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  • 10compendious — adjective formal a book that is compendious gives information in a short but complete form compendiously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11compendious — adjective a) containing a subset of words, succinctly described; abridged and summarized b) briefly describing a body of knowledge See Also: compendium, compendia …

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  • 12compendious — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, across the board, all comprehensive, all inclusive, aposiopestic, blanket, brief, brusque, clipped, close, compact, complete, comprehensive, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted,&#8230; …

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  • 13compendious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. concise, inclusive, succinct; see comprehensive , concise , short 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen: brief, concise, laconic, lean2, short, succinct,&#8230; …

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  • 14compendious — com·pen·di·ous || kÉ™m pendɪəs adj. summarized, shortened, encompassing and summarizing many different subjects …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15compendious — adjective formal presenting the essential facts in a comprehensive but concise way. Derivatives compendiously adverb compendiousness noun Origin ME: from OFr. compendieux, from L. compendiosus advantageous, brief , from compendium profit, saving …

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  • 16compendious — a. Brief, concise, short, abridged, summary, succinct, comprehensive …

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  • 17compendious — adj concise, terse, succinct, brief, comprehensive, summary, packed, pithy, inclusive, elliptical, synoptic, compact, sententious; contracted, compressed, condensed, abridged, shortened, short …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18compendious — com·pen·di·ous …

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  • 19compendious — com•pen•di•ous [[t]kəmˈpɛn di əs[/t]] adj. containing the substance of a subject, esp. an extensive one, in a concise form; succinct • Etymology: 1350–1400; &LT; L com•pen′di•ous•ly, adv. com•pen′di•ous•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20compendious — /kəmˈpɛndiəs/ (say kuhm pendeeuhs) adjective containing the substance of a subject in a brief form; concise. {Latin compendiōsus abridged} –compendiously, adverb –compendiousness, noun …

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