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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. brief

    A sketch is a rough, suggestive presentation of anything, whether graphic or literary, commonly intended to be preliminary to a more complete or extended treatment. An outline gives only the bounding or determining lines of a figure or a scene; a sketch may give not only lines, but shading and color, but is hasty and incomplete. The lines of a sketch are seldom so full and continuous as those of an outline, being, like the shading or color, little more than indications or suggestions according to which a finished picture may be made; the artist's first representation of a sunset, the hues of which change so rapidly, must of necessity be a sketch. Draft and plan apply especially to mechanical drawing, of which outline, sketch, and drawing are also used; a plan is strictly a view from above, as of a building or machine, giving the lines of a horizontal section, originally at the level of the ground, now in a wider sense at any height; as, a plan of the cellar; a plan of the attic. A mechanical drawing is always understood to be in full detail; a draft is an incomplete or unfinished drawing; a design is such a preliminary sketch as indicates the object to be accomplished or the result to be attained, and is understood to be original. One may make a drawing of any well-known mechanism, or a drawing from another man's design; but if he says, "The design is mine," he claims it as his own invention or composition. In written composition an outline gives simply the main divisions, and in the case of a sermon is often called a skeleton; a somewhat fuller suggestion of illustration, treatment, and style is given in a sketch. A lawyer's brief is a succinct statement of the main facts involved in a case, and of the main heads of his argument on points of law, with reference to authorities cited; the brief has none of the vagueness of a sketch, being sufficiently exact and complete to form, on occasion, the basis for the decision of the court without oral argument, when the case is said to be "submitted on brief." Compare DESIGN.

    Synonyms:
    design, draft, drawing, outline, picture, plan, skeleton, sketch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brief, legal briefnoun

    a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case

    Synonyms:
    legal brief

    Antonyms:
    long, prolix

  2. briefadjective

    a condensed written summary or abstract

    Synonyms:
    legal brief

    Antonyms:
    long, prolix

  3. briefadjective

    of short duration or distance

    "a brief stay in the country"

    Synonyms:
    abbreviated

    Antonyms:
    long, prolix

  4. briefadjective

    concise and succinct

    "covered the matter in a brief statement"

    Synonyms:
    abbreviated

    Antonyms:
    long, prolix

  5. abbreviated, briefverb

    (of clothing) very short

    "an abbreviated swimsuit"; "a brief bikini"

    Synonyms:
    truncated, shortened, abbreviated

    Antonyms:
    prolix, long

  6. briefverb

    give essential information to someone

    "The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade"

    Antonyms:
    prolix, long

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. briefadjective

    Synonyms:
    short, concise, succinct, compendious, laconic, CURT

  2. briefadjective

    Synonyms:
    transitory, fleeting, transient, temporary, short-lived, ephemeral

  3. briefnoun

    Synonyms:
    epitome, compendium, summary, synopsis, syllabus, abstract, breviary, abridgment, conspectus

  4. briefnoun

    Synonyms:
    pontifical letter, papal rescript

  5. briefnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) writ, precept

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. briefadjective

    Synonyms:
    short-lived, ephemeral, transient, transitory, terse, concise, short

  2. briefnoun

    Synonyms:
    breviary, epitome, summary, writ, precept, breve

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How to use brief in a sentence?

  1. Republican Sen. Joni Ernst:

    But again( House Democrats) stated numerous times in their brief they had overwhelming evidence it would be so clear to everyone -- I haven't seen that yet and I've heard the same message over and over and over.

  2. Phillip Stamman:

    These mothers devote hours each week to serving the students with free meals and a brief message about Jesus. They should not be bullied or harassed — but praised. these women will not be intimidated.

  3. Akram Al Deek:

    Human by nature, German by nationality, Jordanian by birth, Palestinian by descent, and writing in English, I have severe problems answering to the question “Where Are You From?” Such question boxes one within a boundary and asks you to name geographies and places on the geopolitical map of the world whereby it inhales you to be associated with the whereabouts of an accident called birth, or an absent presence that is called History. On the one hand, having to state singular places therefore surely glorifies the triumphalism of geography and cultural borderlines; on the other, it marginalises the celebration of multiple cultural experiences. No singular or brief answer will ever suffice to answer such question. It is rather the transitory metamorphoses throughout various and diverse cultural experiences that count.

  4. Andrew Weiss:

    There is palpable concern in Washington that a brief lull is only temporary.

  5. Sebastian Fischer:

    EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier will brief EU Ambassadors tomorrow at 8.30 a.m. on the state of play of EU-UK negotiations, ambassadors will then review the situation.

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