Synonyms of elliptic


1. elliptic, simple (vs. compound), unsubdivided

usage: (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse

2. egg-shaped, elliptic, elliptical, oval, oval-shaped, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate, rounded (vs. angular)

usage: rounded like an egg

3. elliptic, elliptical, concise (vs. prolix)

usage: characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor

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