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Brief — synonyms, definition

1. brief (a)

52 synonyms
abbreviated abrupt bluff blunt bold boorish brusque coarse compact comprehensive concise condensed crude curt diminutive direct ephemeral epitomised epitomized evanescent • • •

2. brief (Noun)

39 synonyms
abridgment abstract archive bulletin calendar catalog catalogue characteristic classification compendium condensation conspectus design digest directory docket draft enumeration epitome gazette • • •
3 definitions

brief (Noun) — (law) a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case.

brief (Noun) — A condensed written summary or abstract.

brief (Noun) — The topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with. ex. "they set up a group with a brief to suggest ways for strengthening family life"

13 types of
abstract instrument issue legal document legal instrument matter official document outline precis rundown subject synopsis topic
1 type
amicus curiae brief

3. brief (Verb)

25 synonyms
abbreviate abridge abstract advise contract curtail cut debrief diminish disclose divulge edify enlighten epitomise epitomize inform lessen notify outline recapitulate • • •
1 definition

brief (Verb) — Give essential information to someone. ex. "The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"

2 types of
apprise instruct

4. brief (Adjective)

3 definitions

brief (Adjective) — Of short duration or distance. ex. "a brief stay in the country"

brief (Adjective) — Concise and succinct. ex. "covered the matter in a brief statement"

brief (Adjective) — (of clothing) very short. ex. "a brief bikini"