brief adj.

VERBS be I promised to be brief. | keep sth, make sth Could you make it brief? I've got a meeting in ten minutes.

ADV. extremely, very | fairly, quite, rather | comparatively, relatively | necessarily This necessarily brief account concentrates on two main areas. | mercifully The wait was mercifully brief, little more than an hour. | tantalizingly The diary entries were tantalizingly brief.