Succinct vs Surpass - What's the difference?

succinct | surpass |


As an adjective succinct

is brief and to the point.

As a verb surpass is

to go beyond, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner; to exceed.

succinct

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • brief and to the point
  • compressed into a tiny area.
  • (archaic) wrapped by, or as if by a girdle; closely fitting, wound or wrapped or drawn up tightly.
  • Synonyms

    * concise * laconic * See also

    Derived terms

    * succinctness * succinctly

    surpass

    English

    Verb

    (es)
  • To go beyond, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner; to exceed.
  • The former problem student surpassed his instructor's expectations and scored top marks on his examination.
    The heavy rains threatened to surpass the capabilities of the levee, endangering the town on the other side.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=“Two or three months more went by?; the public were eagerly awaiting the arrival of this semi-exotic claimant to an English peerage, and sensations, surpassing those of the Tichbourne case, were looked forward to with palpitating interest. […]”}}

    See also

    * exceed * excel * outdo * outstrip