succinct

  • 1 succinct — succinct, incte [ syksɛ̃, ɛ̃t ] adj. • 1491; lat. succinctus « court vêtu », de succingere « retrousser » ♦ Qui est dit, écrit en peu de mots. ⇒ 1. bref, 1. court, schématique, sommaire. « L auteur y mêlait au récit succinct du mouvement quelques …

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  • 2 succinct — succinct, incte (su ksin, ksin t ; quelques uns disent, à tort, su ksinkt au masculin en faisant sentir le t) adj. 1°   Qui a peu de paroles, par opposition à prolixe. Un discours succinct. Une relation succincte. •   Voilà les principales choses …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 succinct — SUCCINCT, [succ]inte. adj. Court, bref. Il est opposé à Prolixe: & il ne se dit proprement que du discours. Un discours succinct. une relation succincte. faites un memoire succinct. On dit figur. & par raillerie, qu Un repas est succinct, qu il… …

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  • 4 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.… …

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  • 5 Succinct — (v. lat.), 1) gegürtet; daher Succinctorium, j. Bruchband; 2) kurz, kurzgefaßt, gedrängt, körnig …

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  • 6 succinct — I adjective abbreviated, brews, brief, compact, compendious, concise, condensed, curt, epigrammatic, expressed in few words, irreducible, laconic, pauciloquent, pithy, sententious, short, summary, synoptic, terse, to the point, trenchant II index …

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  • 7 succinct — early 15c., having one s belt fastened tightly, from M.Fr. succincte, from L. succinctus prepared, ready, contracted, short, pp. of succingere tuck up (clothes for action), gird from below, from sub up from under (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + cingere to …

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  • 8 succinct — terse, *concise, laconic, summary, pithy, compendious Analogous words: *brief, short: compressed, condensed, contracted (see CONTRACT vb): compact, *close: curt, brusque, blunt (see BLUFF) Antonyms: discursive …

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  • 9 succinct — [adj] brief, to the point blunt, boiled down*, breviloquent, brusque, compact, compendiary, compendious, concise, condensed, curt, cut to the bone*, in a nutshell*, in few words*, laconic, pithy, short, summary, terse; concept 267 Ant. lengthy,… …

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  • 10 succinct — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ briefly and clearly expressed. DERIVATIVES succinctly adverb succinctness noun. ORIGIN from Latin succingere tuck up …

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  • 11 succinct — [sək siŋkt′] adj. [ME, girdled, girded < L succinctus, prepared, short, contracted, pp. of succingere, to gird, tuck up, prepare < sub ,SUB + cingere, to gird: see CINCH] 1. clearly and briefly stated; terse 2. characterized by brevity and… …

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  • 12 SUCCINCT — INCTE. adj. Court, bref. Il est opposé à Prolixe, et ne se dit proprement que Du discours. Un discours succinct. Une relation succincte.   Il se dit aussi Des personnes, par rapport au discours. Cet homme est succinct dans ses réponses. Je serai… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 succinct — [[t]səksɪ̱ŋkt[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) Something that is succinct expresses facts or ideas clearly and in few words. The book gives an admirably succinct account of the technology and its history... If you have something to say make sure that… …

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  • 14 succinct — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin succinctus having one s clothes gathered up by a belt, tightly wrapped, concise, from sub + cinctus, past participle of cingere to gird more at cincture Date: 15th century 1. archaic a. being girded …

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  • 15 succinct — See succinct, concise …

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  • 16 succinct — adj. Succinct is used with these nouns: ↑summary …

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  • 17 succinct — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. terse, concise, brief, crisp, laconic, meaty, pithy, sententious. See shortness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. concise, brief, crisp, pithy; see concise , short 2 , terse . See Synonym Study at… …

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  • 18 succinct — suc|cinct [səkˈsıŋkt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of succingere to tuck up , from sub ( SUB ) + cingere to put a belt around ] clearly expressed in a few words use this to show approval = ↑concise ▪ a succinct… …

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  • 19 succinct — suc|cinct [ sək sıŋkt ] adjective FORMAL expressed in a very short but clear way: a succinct set of instructions ╾ suc|cinct|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 succinct — [sək sɪŋ(k)t] adjective briefly and clearly expressed. Derivatives succinctly adverb succinctness noun Origin ME (in the sense encircled ): from L. succinct , succingere tuck up , from sub from below + cingere gird …

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