succinct

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From Middle French succinct, from Latin succinctus, perfect passive participle of succingō (gird from below), from sub + cingō (gird, wrap, or surround).

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succinct (comparative succincter, superlative succinctest)

  1. brief and to the point
  2. compressed into a tiny area.
  3. (archaic) wrapped by, or as if by a girdle; closely fitting, wound or wrapped or drawn up tightly.

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succinct (feminine singular succincte, masculine plural succincts, feminine plural succinctes)

  1. succinct
  2. (informal, figuratively) light
    un repas succinct
    a light meal
  3. (by extension) Concise in its intentions.