Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Comprised within a narrow compass; concise.

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Usage examples "succinct":

  1. The present posture of Indian affairs, and the peculiar situation of the Indian nations east of the Mississippi, have caused that unfortunate people to be the topic of much political controversy and conversation; a succinct account of the political condition of these tribes, and of the policy which has been pursued, and which is being pursued towards them, by the executive government, may not therefore be uninteresting. - "A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America", S. A. Ferrall.
  2. Partly because he accounted it a crime to take longer than necessary to state your business, and partly because he had stated it so many times, he packed a succinct account of himself into comparatively few phrases. - "Home Fires in France", Dorothy Canfield.
  3. On learning that hostilities had been commenced by Mexico I promptly communicated that fact, accompanied with a succinct statement of our other causes of complaint against Mexico, to Congress, and that body, by the act of the 13th of May, 1846, declared that " by the act of the Republic of Mexico a state of war exists between that Government and the United States." - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.