- Of short duration; happening quickly.
- Concise; taking few words.
- Occupying a small distance, area or spatial extent; short.
NounBrief (plural Briefs)
- (law) An attorney's legal argument in written form for submission to a court.
- (informal) A short news story or report.
- (obsolete) A summary, précis or epitome; an abridgement or abstract.
- (transitive) To knowledgeably summarize a recent development to some person with decision-making power.
- (transitive, law) To write a legal argument and submit it to a court.
Adjectives for Brief
apostolic; honest; argumentative.
Adverbs for Brief
ridiculously; delightfully; agreeably; pitifully; disappointingly; tragically; mercifully; humanely; unreasonably; dramatically; smartly; inexcusably; characteristically; remarkably; satisfactorily; surprisingly; pleasantly; compactly; laconically; conveniently; curtly; commendably; strikingly; sensibly; wisely; prudently; tersely.
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- ^ brief; in: J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)
Latin brevis, see above
Brief m. (feminine brieve)