Synonyms and Antonyms of briefness

  1. 1 the condition of being short the briefness of the instructions rendered them less than helpful Synonyms brevity, conciseness, shortnessRelated 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, tininessNear 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, largenessAntonyms 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 brevity, succinctness, 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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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