The adjective concise means expressing what needs to be said without unnecessary words.

Synonyms are brief, pithy, succinct, or terse.

The word origins from Latin concisus meaning “cut off, brief”, past participle of concidere meaning “to cut off, cut up, cut through, cut to pieces”. It comes from com- plus caedere meaning “to cut”.

They thought her answers were concise, simple, and clear.

His concise style in writing essays gets better day by day.

Concise paintings by Edvard Munch were displayed in a museum.