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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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