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briefness

noun

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  1. 1 the condition of being short the briefness of the instructions rendered them less than helpful Synonyms of briefness brevity, conciseness, shortnessWords Related to briefness 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, tininessNear Antonyms of briefness 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, largenessAntonyms of briefness lengthiness

  2. 2 the quality or state of being marked by or using only few words to convey much meaning in this case the briefness of the essay is not a drawback because it says all that needs to be said and does so with eloquence Synonyms of briefness brevity, succinctness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, sententiousness, tersenessWords Related to briefness abruptness, bluntness, brusqueness, curtness, shortnessNear Antonyms of briefness periphrasis, pleonasm, redundancy, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, tautologyAntonyms of briefness diffuseness, long-windedness, prolixity, verbosity, wordiness


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