Part of speech: adjective
Origin: French, late 14th century
Containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way.
Examples of Compendious in a sentence
"Jared’s compendious recitation of archaic literature impressed his professors."
"The book was a compendious study of film history. "
Popularity Over Time
This word stems from the Old French “compendieux,” from the Latin “compendiosus,” which means “advantageous, brief.”
Did you Know?
R.D. Trivedi’s 888-page “A Compendious History of English Literature” was published in India in 1976. The literature in it ranges from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 20th century. The volume is used by many Indian students to gain a better grasp on the literature and history of the English language.