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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
Various Qualities of Style
 
572. Conciseness.
 
  
NOUN:CONCISENESS &c. adj.; brevity, “the soul of wit,” laconicism or laconism; ellipsis; syncope; abridgment (shortening) [See Shortness]; compression [See Contraction]; epitome [See Compendium]; monostich; Spartans; Tacitus.
  PORTMANTEAU-WORD [Lewis Carroll]; brunch [breakfast+lunch], squarson [squire+parson]; slithy, adj. [slimy+lithe], torrible, adj. [torrid+horrible], crowzy, adj. [crowded+cozy].
  
VERB:BE CONCISE &c. adj.; telescope, laconize; condense [See Contraction]; abridge [See Shortness]; abstract [See Compendium]; come to the point.
  
ADJECTIVE:CONCISE, brief, short, terse, close; to the point, exact; neat, compact; compressed, condensed, pointed; laconic, curt, pithy, trenchant, summary; pregnant; compendious (compendium) [See Compendium]; succinct; elliptical, epigrammatic, crisp; sententious.
  
ADVERB:CONCISELY &c. adj.; briefly, summarily; in brief, in short, in a word, in few words; for the sake of brevity, for shortness’ sake; to come to the point, to make a long story short, to cut the matter short, to be brief; it comes to this, the long and short of it is, the gist is.
  
QUOTATION:Brevis esse laboro obscurus fio.—Horace

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