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1. brief

adjective. ['ˈbriːf'] of short duration or distance.

Antonyms

  • representational

Etymology

  • brief (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • brevis (Latin)

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How do you spell brief? Is it breif ?

A common misspelling of brief is breif

Example sentences of the word brief


1. Adjective
Close your email with a brief sentence like "_Thank you for your time and attention.

2. Noun, singular or mass
In these cases, you can keep the sympathy card brief and general.

Quotes containing the word brief


1. The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

2. When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
- Anna Pavlova

3. Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.
- Elizabeth Bowen

2. brief

adjective. ['ˈbriːf'] concise and succinct.

Antonyms

  • concreteness

Etymology

  • brief (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • brevis (Latin)

3. brief

noun. ['ˈbriːf'] a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case.

Synonyms

  • official document
  • instrument
  • legal instrument
  • amicus curiae brief
  • legal brief

Antonyms

  • outfield
  • sufficient
  • courteous
  • provident

Etymology

  • brief (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • brevis (Latin)

4. brief

adjective. ['ˈbriːf'] (of clothing) very short.

Synonyms

  • abbreviated

Antonyms

  • concrete
  • tangible

Etymology

  • brief (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • brevis (Latin)

5. brief

verb. ['ˈbriːf'] give essential information to someone.

Synonyms

  • apprize
  • apprise

Antonyms

  • mindful
  • unbreakable
  • voluble

Etymology

  • brief (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • brevis (Latin)

6. brief

noun. ['ˈbriːf'] a condensed written summary or abstract.

Synonyms

  • precis
  • outline
  • synopsis

Antonyms

  • applied
  • decrease
  • depreciate
  • tall

Etymology

  • brief (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • brevis (Latin)
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