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synonyms for compendious

  • abbreviated
  • breviloquent
  • brief
  • close
  • compact
  • compendiary
  • comprehensive
  • concise
  • condensed
  • contracted
  • curt
  • inclusive
  • laconic
  • short
  • short and sweet
  • succinct
  • summarized
  • summary
  • synoptic
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How to use compendious in a sentence

A very complete and compendious work, apparently accurate and in beautiful style.
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
To other persons they may serve as a compendious view of the most important discoveries relating to the subject.
HEADS OF LECTURES ON A COURSE OF EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY: PARTICULARLY INCLUDING CHEMISTRYJOSEPH PRIESTLEY
It is, perhaps, too compendious; and I dislike its being given in the form of letters.
ADVICE TO A YOUNG MAN UPON FIRST GOING TO OXFORDEDWARD BERENS
He sat down by his lamp and tried to read—to read a little compendious life of a great English statesman, out of a “series.”
NONA VINCENTHENRY JAMES
But there is another way, more compendious still, of summing up his political chronicle.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, VOLUME 36, NOVEMBER 1879VARIOUS
But whoever is dissatisfied with this compendious deduction, may trace my faults to certain accidents in my early education.
DISCIPLINEMARY BRUNTON
There was never so compendious a piece of absolute universal tyranny.
ANDREW MARVELLAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
A compendious manual for review in technical grammar preparatory to more advanced studies in language.
FRIDTJOF NANSENJACOB B. BULL
What is the best compendious gazetteer or topographical dictionary of Normandy extant?
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 135, MAY 29, 1852VARIOUS
Some persons, who hate all innovations, will pronounce all this 'mummery,' which is a very compendious piece of criticism.
THE UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY--VOL. 1THOMAS DE QUINCEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPENDIOUS

  • abrupt
  • bluff
  • blunt
  • boiled down
  • breviloquent
  • brusque
  • compendiary
  • compendious
  • concise
  • crisp
  • curt
  • hasty
  • laconic
  • limited
  • little
  • pithy
  • sharp
  • short and sweet
  • skimpy
  • small
  • snippy
  • succinct
  • surly
  • terse
  • to the point
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