Definition of Conciseness

1. Noun. Terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words.

Exact synonyms: Concision, Pithiness, Succinctness
Generic synonyms: Terseness
Derivative terms: Concise, Pithy, Succinct



Definition of Conciseness

1. n. The quality of being concise.

Definition of Conciseness

1. Noun. The property of being concise, succinctness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conciseness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Conciseness

conciliator
conciliatorily
conciliatoriness
conciliators
conciliatory
concinnities
concinnity
concinnous
concionatory
concious
concipient
concipients
concise
concised
concisely
conciseness (current term)
concisenesses
conciser
concises
concisest
concising
concision
concisions
concitation
concitations
conclamant
conclamation
conclave
conclaves
conclavist

Literary usage of Conciseness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook for Newspaper Workers, Treating Grammar, Punctuation, English by Grant Milnor Hyde (1921)
"Clearness, conciseness and Originality Clearness, conciseness, and originality are the chief characteristics of good newspaper writing. ..."

2. A Selection of English Synonyms by Elizabeth Jane Whately, Richard Whately (1860)
"Brevity ' is often used indifferently with ' conciseness ;' but when any difference is implied, then, properly speaking, ' brevity' refers to the matter, ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Concision is an even older word, but its original senses are now archaic or obsolete; it began to be used as a synonym of conciseness in the 18th century. ..."

4. Rhetoric: Its Theory and Practice. "English Style in Public Discourse" by Austin Phelps, Henry Allyn Frink (1895)
"The last chapter closed with a consideration of conciseness of style as ... The view there presented is subject to exceptions in which conciseness is the ..."

5. English Style in Public Discourse with Special Reference to the Usages of by Austin Phelps (1883)
"THE last Lecture closed with a consideration of conciseness of style as ... The view there presented is subject to exceptions in which conciseness is the ..."

6. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"The combination of clearness with conciseness is achieved by Lysias because he has his ... There are, indeed, exceptions to the conciseness of Lysias, ..."

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