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brief

brief

 
pronunciation:
brif
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: briefer, briefest
definition 1: short in length of time.
We had a brief conversation because he was in a hurry.
synonyms:
short
antonyms:
eternal, long
similar words:
fleeting, little, momentary, passing, temporary
definition 2: using the smallest number of words needed.
Please be brief and get to the point.
synonyms:
compact, concise
similar words:
condensed, crisp, shortened, sketchy, to the point
definition 3: short or small in length.
She wore a brief skirt to the dance.
synonyms:
revealing
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (plural) short, tight underpants with no legs.
synonyms:
underpants
similar words:
trunks, underclothes, underwear
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: briefed, briefing, briefs
definition: to share or tell by means of a short explanation.
I will brief you on what happened in the meeting this morning.
similar words:
acquaint, advise, enlighten, fill in, inform, instruct
derivations: briefly (adv.), briefness (n.)
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