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Brief vs. Indiscretion

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  • Brief (adjective)

    Of short duration; happening quickly. from 15th c.

    "Her reign was brief but spectacular."

  • Brief (adjective)

    Concise; taking few words. from 15th c.

    "His speech of acceptance was brief but moving."

  • Brief (adjective)

    Occupying a small distance, area or spatial extent; short. from 17th c.

    "Her skirt was extremely brief but doubtless cool."

  • Brief (adjective)

    Rife; common; prevalent.

  • Brief (noun)

    A writ summoning one to answer to any action.

  • Brief (noun)

    An answer to any action.

  • Brief (noun)

    A memorandum of points of fact or of law for use in conducting a case.

  • Brief (noun)

    A position of interest or advocacy.

  • Brief (noun)

    An attorney's legal argument in written form for submission to a court.

  • Brief (noun)

    The material relevant to a case, delivered by a solicitor to the barrister who tries the case.

  • Brief (noun)

    A short news story or report.

  • Brief (noun)

    undershorts briefs.

    "I wear boxers under trousers but for sports I usually wear a brief."

  • Brief (noun)

    A summary, précis or epitome; an abridgement or abstract.

  • Brief (noun)

    A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable contribution of money in churches, for any public or private purpose.

  • Brief (noun)

    (slang) A ticket of any type.

  • Brief (verb)

    To summarize a recent development to some person with decision-making power.

    "The U.S. president was briefed on the military coup and its implications on African stability."

  • Brief (verb)

    To write a legal argument and submit it to a court.

  • Brief (adverb)

    Briefly.

  • Brief (adverb)

    Soon; quickly.

  • Indiscretion (noun)

    The quality or state of being indiscreet; lack of discretion

    "imprudence|rashness"

  • Indiscretion (noun)

    An indiscreet or imprudent act; indiscreet behavior.

  • Indiscretion (noun)

    A brief sexual liaison.

Wiktionary
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  • Brief (adjective)

    Short in duration.

  • Brief (adjective)

    Concise; terse; succinct.

  • Brief (adjective)

    Rife; common; prevalent.

  • Brief (adverb)

    Briefly.

  • Brief (adverb)

    Soon; quickly.

  • Brief (noun)

    A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words.

  • Brief (noun)

    An epitome.

  • Brief (noun)

    An abridgment or concise statement of a client's case, made out for the instruction of counsel in a trial at law. This word is applied also to a statement of the heads or points of a law argument.

  • Brief (noun)

    A writ; a breve. See Breve, n., 2.

  • Brief (noun)

    A writ issuing from the chancery, directed to any judge ordinary, commanding and authorizing that judge to call a jury to inquire into the case, and upon their verdict to pronounce sentence.

  • Brief (noun)

    A letter patent, from proper authority, authorizing a collection or charitable contribution of money in churches, for any public or private purpose.

  • Brief (noun)

    a type of men's underpants without legs, fitting tightly and held by an elastic waistband; also called Jockey shorts.

  • Brief

    To make an abstract or abridgment of; to shorten; as, to brief pleadings.

  • Indiscretion (noun)

    The quality or state of being indiscreet; lack of discretion; imprudence.

  • Indiscretion (noun)

    An indiscreet act; indiscreet behavior.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Brief (noun)

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

  • Brief (noun)

    a condensed written summary or abstract

  • Brief (verb)

    give essential information to someone;

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

  • Brief (adjective)

    of short duration or distance;

    "a brief stay in the country"

    "in a little while"

    "it's a little way away"

  • Brief (adjective)

    concise and succinct;

    "covered the matter in a brief statement"

  • Brief (adjective)

    (of clothing) very short;

    "an abbreviated swimsuit"

    "a brief bikini"

  • Indiscretion (noun)

    the trait of being injudicious

  • Indiscretion (noun)

    a petty misdeed

Princeton's WordNet
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