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brevity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of brevity

  1. 1 the condition of being short the best quality a graduation speech can have is brevity Synonyms of brevity briefness, conciseness, shortness Words Related to brevity abbreviation, abridgment (or abridgement), compression, condensation, contraction, curtailment; decreasing, diminishing, lessening, reducing, shortening, shrinking; abruptness, brusqueness, curtness; compendiousness, crispness, laconism, pithiness, succinctness, tautness, terseness; littleness, minuteness, smallness, tininess Near Antonyms of brevity extensiveness; elongating, elongation, extending, extension, prolongation, prolonging, protraction, stretching; expansion, growth, spread; diffuseness, garrulousness, long-windedness, prolixity, talkativeness, talkiness, verboseness, volubility, wordiness; bigness, bulkiness, greatness, heftiness, largeness Antonyms of brevity lengthiness

  2. 2 the quality or state of being marked by or using only few words to convey much meaning if brevity is the soul of wit, then that speech wasn't at all witty Synonyms of brevity succinctness, briefness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, sententiousness, tersenessWords Related to brevity abruptness, bluntness, brusqueness, curtness, shortnessNear Antonyms of brevity periphrasis, pleonasm, redundancy, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, tautologyAntonyms of brevity diffuseness, long-windedness, prolixity, verbosity, wordiness



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