Synonyms for brief

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : breef
Phonetic Transcription : brif

Top 10 synonyms for brief Other synonyms for the word brief

Définition of brief

Origin :
  • late 13c., from Latin brevis (adj.) "short, low, little, shallow," from PIE *mregh-wi-, from root *mregh-u- "short" (cf. Greek brakhys "short," Old Church Slavonic bruzeja "shallow places, shoals," Gothic gamaurgjan "to shorten").
  • adj short, compressed
  • adj short in time
  • verb inform of facts
Example sentences :
  • From one enemy of Robert the transition is brief and natural to another.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He made his way to the house of Squire Paine, and, after a brief pause, was admitted.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • It concerns myself, and will therefore be as brief as possible.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • He made a brief gesture, like one wiping an obstacle out of the way.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • We regret that his tours are so rapid, and his journals so brief.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • There was a brief shifting of eyes toward him, and a grunt from Jeff; that was all.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • It was not until the brief session of 1847, that he appeared again in Parliament.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • These are my reasons in brief, for the alteration of my style.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • "I locked it myself," replied Hester, and told him in brief the story of the evening.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • But the reproduction is of brief duration; and it is speedily effaced or transformed.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson

Antonyms for brief

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