concise

If something is concise, it's short and gets right to the point. A concise edition of your diary might be 50 pages of the most important entries.

Concise comes from the Latin word concidere, which means to cut down. When we use concise, we're talking about words that have been cut down. There are no concise trees, but there are concise works of political philosophy. A concise Italian-English dictionary, is shorter than an unabridged one. If you're good at quick explanations, you have a concise manner. A good synonym is succinct.

Definitions of concise
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adj expressing much in few words

“a concise explanation”
Synonyms:
aphoristic, apothegmatic, epigrammatic
terse and witty and like a maxim
brief
concise and succinct
compact, compendious, succinct, summary
briefly giving the gist of something
crisp, curt, laconic, terse
brief and to the point; effectively cut short
cryptic
having a puzzling terseness
elliptic, elliptical
characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
pithy, sententious
concise and full of meaning
telegraphic
having the style of a telegram with many short words left out
taciturn
habitually reserved and uncommunicative
Antonyms:
prolix
tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
diffuse
lacking conciseness
long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy
using or containing too many words
verbal
prolix
pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological
repetition of same sense in different words
voluble
marked by a ready flow of speech
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