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Synonyms for summary
ˈsʌm ə risum·ma·ry

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  1. summarynoun

    short form, upshot, bottom line

  2. summaryadjective

    Concise, brief or presented in a condensed form

    A summary review is in the appendix.

    bottom line, short form, upshot

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. summary

    An abridgment gives the most important portions of a work substantially as they stand. An outline or synopsis is a kind of sketch closely following the plan. An abstract or digest is an independent statement of what the book contains. An analysis draws out the chief thoughts or arguments, whether expressed or implied. A summary is the most condensed statement of results or conclusions. An epitome, compend, or compendium is a condensed view of a subject, whether derived from a previous publication or not. We may have an abridgment of a dictionary, but not an analysis, abstract, digest, or summary. We may have an epitome of religion, a compendium of English literature, but not an abridgment. Compare ABBREVIATION.

    abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, analysis, compend, compendium, digest, epitome, outline, synopsis

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. summaryadjective

    compendious, short, succinct, brief, offhand, decisive, quick, sharp, unceremonious, informal, rapid, concise

    tedious, circuitous, roundabout, protracted, formal, ceremonious, punctilious, slow

  2. summarynoun

    analysis, tabulation, abridgment, resume, compendium, digest, epitome, abstract

    dilatation, expansion, dilution

Princeton's WordNet

  1. summary, sum-upadjective

    a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

    "he gave a summary of the conclusions"


    official, prolix

  2. drumhead, summaryadjective

    performed speedily and without formality

    "a summary execution"; "summary justice"

    succinct, compact, compendious, drumhead

    prolix, official

  3. compendious, compact, succinct, summaryadjective

    briefly giving the gist of something

    "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"

    stocky, succinct, compact, thickset, thick, heavyset, drumhead, compendious

    official, prolix

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. summarynoun

    recapitulation, epitome, résumé, synopsis

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  1. Susan Wild:

    The initial summary of the phone call was damning.

  2. Rob Manfred:

    We left that meeting with a jointly developed framework that we agreed could form the basis of an agreement and subject to conversations with our respective constituents, i summarized that framework numerous times in the meeting and sent Tony a written summary today. Consistent with our conversations yesterday, I am encouraging the clubs to move forward and I trust Tony is doing the same.

  3. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    Optimism about the survival of our species may be a summary of all the things we have refined, but we hardly see any difference between the things that can actually move humanity forward and those that give the impression that we as a species are evolving.

  4. Thea Lee:

    A summary, to be honest, is almost completely useless. It's a summary, if you're used to reading these trade agreements, the devil is absolutely in the details. You want to know : What are the qualifications ? What are the exceptions ? What's in the actual language ?

  5. Telemaco Talavera:

    In summary, ERM says that the project offers potential benefits for the environment and the people of Nicaragua.

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