Definition of summariness in English:



  • See summary

    • ‘But the requirement of simplicity and summariness means that elaborate pleadings should in general be avoided.’
    • ‘The very summariness of the trial tells us that justice in Russia is arbitrary.’
    • ‘Those houses, in all their summariness and primitive crudity, yet reminded one of the Cambridge homes; they exhibited some remains of the pre-Revolution style.’
    • ‘According to the practice of the day, especially at the hands of Flemish sculptors of memorial figures, the bust was coloured; this is sufficient to account for the technical summariness of the modelling and of the forms.’
    • ‘Perhaps it is this very wide coverage that imparts to the book a certain summariness and a certain diffuseness.’