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compendious

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Synonyms and Antonyms of compendious

  1. 1 covering everything or all important points her compendious knowledge of the monarch butterfly Synonyms of compendious all-embracing, all-in [chiefly British], all-inclusive, broad-gauge (or broad-gauged), encyclopedic, complete, comprehensive, cover-all, cyclopedic, embracive, exhaustive, full, global, inclusive, in-depth, omnibus, panoramic, thorough, universalWords Related to compendious broad, catholic, encyclical, general, inclusionary, overall; cosmic (also cosmical), extensive, far, far-reaching, grand, large, panoptic, sweeping, vast, wide, wide-ranging; blanket, indiscriminate, unrestrictedNear Antonyms of compendious circumscribed, limited, narrow, restricted, specialized; exact, precise; individual, singular, specific; incomplete, patchy, sketchy

  2. 2 marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning a compendious summary of the referendum before the voters Synonyms of compendious aphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, concise, crisp, curt, elliptical (or elliptic), epigrammatic, laconic, monosyllabic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse, thumbnailWords Related to compendious abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), short, snippety, snippy; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, curtailed, shortened; meaty, substantial; meaningful, significant; well-turnedNear Antonyms of compendious pleonastic, redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated, inflatedAntonyms of compendious circuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy

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