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 Dictionary entry overview: What does concise mean? 

CONCISE (adjective)
  The adjective CONCISE has 1 sense:

1. expressing much in few words

  Familiarity information: CONCISE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CONCISE (adjective)

Sense 1concise [BACK TO TOP]


Expressing much in few words

Context example:

a concise explanation


cryptic (having a puzzling terseness)

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)

telegraphic (having the style of a telegram with many short words left out)

elliptic; elliptical (characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements)

pithy; sententious (concise and full of meaning)


taciturn (habitually reserved and uncommunicative)


long-windedness; prolixity; prolixness; windiness; wordiness (boring verbosity)


prolix (tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length)

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