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- n. The property of being succinct, conciseness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being succinct; brevity; conciseness; terseness: as, the succinctness of a narration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
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Twitter limits posts to 140 characters so succinctness is the key!
Suffering Succotash - is this forum being reduced to who is/is not eligible for the Hemingway prize in succinctness?
Not sure yet, but have decided to get into the swing of succinctity (I realize, but I dislike the sound of "succinctness" -- clumsy-sounding) by attempting a series of short posts.
I can´t help this as I am from the Deep South in the United States and of English/Scottish parentage and we historically value the sounds of incessant gabbing over succinctness.
Anyway, I appreciate your fired-upedness and succinctness.
Tozer was mostly very good at succinctness, and if those notes are not almost too succinct then nothing is.
Because writing in 140 characters or less will teach you succinctness, a crisp modern style, and add breadth to your artistic vision.
The last example, from the New Yorker, is effective because of its succinctness and punchy rhythm.
They are not equipped with the insight, expertise, or management experience; they are utterly susceptible to external influence (lobbyists, lust for power, etc.); and finally as lawyers, they are incapable of simplicity and succinctness, the absence of which is of course the petri dish in which all loopholes and bad behavior are cultivated.
In that letter to Axel Kaun he placed himself on "the road toward this, for me, very desirable literature of the non-word," but a few lines later he states his program with a contrary succinctness: "Word-storming in the name of beauty."