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Definition of Concise


  1. Expressing much in a few words; condensed; brief and compacted; -- used of style in writing or speaking.

Concise Quotations

A good writer should be able to write comedic work that made you laugh, and scary stuff that made you scared, and fantasy or science fiction that imbued you with a sense of wonder, and mainstream journalism that gave you clear and concise information in a way that you wanted it.
Neil Gaiman

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
William Strunk, Jr.

It's not difficult for me to put my feelings into written form. I try to be concise and to go direct to the subject. This is what people like about my work, and what the critics hate.
Paulo Coelho

In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.

I am fairly concise when I work and I work quickly because I think work is done better in a high gear than done our in a gear when everyone's exhausted. Get focused, do it!
Twyla Tharp
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Concise Translations

concise in Dutch is beknopt, kernachtig, kort, bondig
concise in French is concis
concise in Italian is breve
concise in Latin is concisus
concise in Norwegian is kortfattet, konsis
concise in Portuguese is conciso
concise in Spanish is conciso
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