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succinct

adjective uk   us   /səkˈsɪŋkt/ approving
said in a clear and short way; expressing what needs to be said without unnecessary words: Keep your letter succinct and to the point.
succinctly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
I thought she expressed her feelings most succinctly in the meeting.
succinctness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “succinct”
in Vietnamese ngắn gọn, súc tích…
in Spanish sucinto…
in Thai สั้นกระชับ…
in Malaysian ringkas…
in French concis…
in German kurz und bündig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 簡明的, 言簡意賅的…
in Indonesian ringkas dan jelas…
in Russian краткий, сжатый…
in Turkish özlü, kısa, veciz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 简明的, 言简意赅的…
in Polish zwięzły…
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