brief

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbriːf/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/brif/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(brēf )

Inflections of 'brief' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
briefer
adj comparative
briefest
adj superlative

brief
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Sense: Adjective: short in time
Synonyms:
short , quick , fleeting , speedy, rapid, swift , snappy (slang), short and sweet (slang), abridged, abbreviated, transitory, short-lived, short-term, curtailed
Sense: Adjective: short in space or detail
Synonyms:
concise, short , little , tiny , shortened, condensed, compressed, skimpy, scanty, slight , small , scant , docked, limited , to the point
Sense: Adjective: abrupt
Synonyms:
abrupt , hasty , curt, brusque, gruff, concise, to the point
Sense: Noun: summary
Synonyms:
summary , outline , summing-up, digest , synopsis, appraisal , lowdown (informal), rundown (informal), sketch , abridged version, condensed version, abstract , introduction , primer
Sense: Noun: legal document
Synonyms:
legal document, writ, deed , affidavit, declaration, summation, bill , claim , counterclaim, plea
Sense: Verb: summarize
Synonyms:
summarize , summarise (UK), sum up, recap , abridge, recapitulate, shorten, condense, decrease , outline , digest , synopsize, synopsise (UK), epitomize, epitomise (UK), block in, abbreviate, cut
Sense: Verb: inform
Synonyms:
inform, acquaint, prep , prepare , familiarize, apprise, notify , tell , verse, advise , fill in (informal), bring sb up to speed (informal), prime , instruct , warn , forewarn, update , debrief, educate , counsel , make sb informed, get sb up to date (informal), clue sb in (informal), catch sb up (informal)

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