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.
adj expressing much in few words
aphoristic, apothegmatic, epigrammatic
terse and witty and like a maxim
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
having a puzzling terseness
characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
concise and full of meaning
having the style of a telegram with many short words left out
habitually reserved and uncommunicative
tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
long-winded, tedious, verbose, windy, wordy
using or containing too many words
pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological
repetition of same sense in different words
marked by a ready flow of speech
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