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English definition of “succinct”

succinct

adjective uk   /səkˈsɪŋkt/ approving us  
said in a clear and short way; expressing what needs to be said without unnecessary words: Keep your letter succinct and to the point.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
succinctly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I thought she expressed her feelings most succinctly in the meeting.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
succinctness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of succinct from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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