Synonyms and Antonyms of brevity
1 the condition of being short the best quality a graduation speech can have is brevity Synonyms briefness, conciseness, shortness Related Words 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 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 lengthiness
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 succinctness, briefness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, sententiousness, tersenessRelated Words abruptness, bluntness, brusqueness, curtness, shortnessNear Antonyms periphrasis, pleonasm, redundancy, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, tautologyAntonyms diffuseness, long-windedness, prolixity, verbosity, wordiness
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