Word of the day: Brevity

Brevity\ breh·vuh·tee \ noun

The noun brevity means shortness or briefness of expression. Brevity can also be described as the quality of using few words while speaking or writing. Brevity is derived from the Latin word “brevis”, which means “brief”. 

Plural: brevities


Examples of Brevity

  • His assignment was the definition of clearness and brevity.
  • You did a good job in the brevity of this review.
  • I like the brevity of his speech.
  • You should exercise brevity to improve your communication.
  • During meetings, we encourage brevity so that everyone gets a chance to speak.
  • Brevity is an amazing aspect of effective communication. 

Synonyms for Brevity:

  • Conciseness
  • Brief
  • Crispness
  • Transience
  • Curtness
  • Economy

Antonyms of Brevity:

  • Lengthiness
  • Longevity
  • Permanence
  • Wordiness
  • Rambling


Brevity is a very unique and beautiful word. Adding words like brevity can improve your vocabulary. We will be bringing more of these unique words to you soon. They will help you improve your communication and writing skills.