Translation of compendious in Spanish:


compendioso, adj.

Pronunciation /kəmˈpɛndiəs/ /kəmˈpɛndɪəs/

See Spanish definition of compendioso


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    • In An American Dilemma, a compendious study of American racism, another foreign observer, Sweden's Gunnar Myrdal, recognized the self-correcting nature of what he too called the American Creed.
    • This book details the social lives of children and includes compendious and informative summaries of attachment theory, friendship formation, group power and function, gender issues, and child psychology.
    • Our learned friends seek to restrict the word ‘obvious’ to the most narrow meaning possible - that is not the way it has been dealt with - and our friends ignore the fact that it is a compendious concept.
    • With so many decontextualized styles waiting at every exit, his compendious description of the American highway landscape compresses a hemisphereful of designs into a single journey.
    • Folklore and legends were retold by the bards, who used devices such as alliteration and rhyme, as well as a compendious store of stock phrases, to aid memorisation and recall, allowing them to instantly ‘compose’ a poem for any occasion.
    • His book is compendious in its scope, taking in three decades of street life in Los Angeles, a century of the city's police force, and a dramatis personae that runs to five and a half pages.
    • It is authoritative, compendious and highly readable.
    • Her writing is elegant, the record compendious.
    • This is a massive, compendious and copiously researched book that tells the whole of what used to be called ‘our island story’.
    • Failure to listen ranks high in the compendious catalogue of couple complaints.
    • As a bonus question - why has the story vanished from the Guardian's compendious website?
    • Apparently the compendious works on Chicago history by John Kirkland had not been consulted.
    • Housing land supply was exhaustively examined by the local plan inquiry Inspector, who had compendious, borough-wide evidence before him, including information on all potential housing sites.
    • His compendious book, then, ranges from dry speculation on geology to exquisite description of flora, spangled with remarkably apt epigrams.
    • Peter Sheppard Skærved, who writes the compendious notes, wonders if Beethoven himself might have written the adagio variation.
    • The second limb is concerned with what, for want of a better compendious description, can be called the liability of an accessory to a trustee's breach of trust.
    • Now, another problem with that paragraph is that it seeks to deal in a compendious manner with disparate kinds of corroborative evidence.
    • Yet, on occasion, one cannot help but admire his eager intelligence and compendious grasp of the field.
    • Long before Shakespeare's death the playwrights had lost confidence in their power to offer a conspectus or compendious view.
    • Given the compendious nature of Wood's works, this is hardly surprising, of course.