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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: concisus, from the past participle of concidere 'to cut up', from com- ( COM-) + caedere 'to cut'

concise

adjective
     
con‧cise
1 short, with no unnecessary words [= brief]:
Your summary should be as clear and concise as possible.
2 [only before noun] shorter than the original book on which something is based:
the Concise Dictionary of Spoken Chinese
concisely adverb
conciseness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: short WORD FOCUS: short
speech/piece of writing: brief, concise, condensed, abridged

person: not very tall, little, tiny, petite

time/event: brief, quick, momentary, fleeting, ephemeral, transient, passing, short-lived

legs/fingers: stumpy, stubby

clothes: skimpy


See also
short

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