Suc*cinct" (?), a. [L. succinctus, p.p. of succingere to gird below or from below, to tuck up; sub + cingere to gird. Cf. Cincture.]

1.

Girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together.

His habit fit for speed succinct. Milton.

2.

Compressed into a narrow compass; brief; concise.

Let all your precepts be succinct and clear. Roscommon.

The shortest and most succinct model that ever grasped all the needs and necessities of mankind. South.

Syn. -- Short; brief; concise; summary; compendious; laconic; terse.

-- Suc*cinct"ly, adv. -- Suc*cinct"ness, n.

 

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