Concise

Con*cise"

(?), a. [L. concisus cut off, short, p. p. of concidere to cut to pieces; con- + caedere to cut; perh. akin to scindere to cleave, and to E. shed, v. t.; cf. F. concis.] Expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking.
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The concise style, which expresseth not enough, but leaves somewhat to be understood.
B. Jonson.
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Where the author is . . . too brief and concise, amplify a little.
I. Watts.

Syn. -- Laconic; terse; brief; short; compendious; summary; succinct. See Laconic, and Terse.
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