shortness of time or duration; briefness: the brevity of human life.
the quality of expressing much in few words; terseness: Brevity is the soul of wit.
Origin: 1500–10; < Anglo-Frenchbrevite,Old Frenchbrievete. See brief, -ity
Synonyms 2. compactness, succinctness, pithiness. Brevity, conciseness refer to the use of few words in speaking. Brevity emphasizes the short duration of speech: reduced to extreme brevity.Conciseness emphasizes compactness of expression: clear in spite of great conciseness.