V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. briefness or shortness; 2. concise use of language

Synonyms: briefness, shortness, conciseness, terseness, succinctness

Antonyms: wordiness, verbosity

Tips: Brevity is related to the English word brief. Brevity is usually used in a positive sense to describe something edited or written to be concise and succinct.

Usage Examples:

It is far better to write a well-constructed paper marked by brevity than to compose a long but poorly structured piece. (conciseness)

When it comes to giving a well-received speech or sermon, brevity is often the order of the day. (briefness, succinctness)

Newspapers often edit letters to the editor for clarity and brevity. (shortness)

The brevity of the market upswing was due to bad economic news that contradicted the earlier good news. (shortness, briefness)

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