Synonyms for concise

Synonyms for (adjective) concise

Synonyms: concise

Definition: expressing much in few words

Usage: a concise explanation

Similar words: aphoristic, apothegmatic, epigrammatic

Definition: terse and witty and like a maxim

Usage: much given to apothegmatic instruction


Similar words: brief

Definition: concise and succinct

Usage: covered the matter in a brief statement


Similar words: compact, compendious, succinct, summary

Definition: briefly giving the gist of something

Usage: a short and compendious book; a compact style is brief and pithy; succinct comparisons; a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject


Similar words: terse, laconic, curt, crisp

Definition: brief and to the point; effectively cut short

Usage: a crisp retort; a response so curt as to be almost rude; the laconic reply; `yes'; short and terse and easy to understand


Similar words: cryptic

Definition: having a puzzling terseness

Usage: a cryptic note


Similar words: elliptic, elliptical

Definition: characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements

Usage: the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints; the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity- H.O.Taylor


Similar words: pithy, sententious

Definition: concise and full of meaning

Usage: welcomed her pithy comments; the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams- Hervey Allen


Similar words: telegraphic

Definition: having the style of a telegram with many short words left out

Usage: telegraphic economy of words; the strange telegraphic speech of some aphasics