concise Definition

giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.

Using concise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "concise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The report is concise and well-written.

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    She gave a concise summary of the book.

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    He is known for his concise writing style.

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    The teacher asked for a concise answer to the question.

concise Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for concise

Phrases with concise

  • using few words to express something


    She explained the problem in concise terms.

  • a shortened or abridged version of a book or text


    I bought the concise edition of the dictionary because it's easier to carry around.

  • language that is clear and to the point, without unnecessary words or phrases


    In legal writing, it's important to use concise language to avoid ambiguity.

Origins of concise

from Latin 'concisus', meaning 'cut up, brief'


Summary: concise in Brief

The term 'concise' [kənˈsaɪs] refers to giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words. It is often used to describe writing or speech that is brief but comprehensive, such as 'The report is concise and well-written.' 'Concise' can also be used in phrases like 'in concise terms' and 'concise language,' which emphasize the importance of clarity and brevity.

How do native speakers use this expression?