Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.2)

In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.



[A]. Limited
[B]. Small
[C]. Little
[D]. Short

Answer: Option D


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Sunil said: (Sep 25, 2010)  
How does it possible, would please explain me.

Jagjeet said: (Oct 2, 2010)  
Brief is the word wich mean smthing wich is limited, small. From options there is only short has all these mean.

Anil said: (Oct 6, 2010)  
Brief means simple or short

Pattabhi said: (Oct 16, 2010)  
Would you please justify the answer?

Suri said: (Oct 19, 2010)  
No way. How could breif can be short?

Master said: (Oct 21, 2010)  
Breifs means Shorts ... Correct So Breif means Short .

K.Sivakumar said: (Oct 26, 2010)  
Brief means short because short contains all the meanings of small, little, limited.

K.Srikanth Rao said: (Dec 10, 2010)  
Definately brief is you can you say it in brief...that means can you say in short...

Sarath said: (Dec 13, 2010)  
Brief means simple or short, so you are abso Absolutely wright.

Jitendra Gujar said: (Dec 21, 2010)  
Brief means short, lets take example, that someone tell you explain this passage in brief then you explain them main and short text, not just small or meaningless, so brief mean short.

Thenu Dhana said: (Jan 27, 2011)  
Brief means short and sweet so it is correct....

Ajay said: (Feb 24, 2011)  
Brief means short and which contains main points.

Shamu said: (Mar 19, 2011)  
How the ans could be short? will you explain.

Nithya said: (Apr 19, 2011)  
Yes Brief means Short

Karthik said: (May 17, 2011)  
I think answer is 'limited'.

Ramachandran said: (Jun 11, 2011)  
All of thing brief mean largely explain it's wrong so brief mean short.

Aarti said: (Jul 20, 2011)  
Brief means short, limited.

Nitin Kumar Verma said: (Aug 2, 2011)  
Brief means short which contains-small, limited, little.

Bhargavi said: (Aug 17, 2011)  
Short is correct. Because brief means a summary of a passage which includes the complete meaning of that passage but limited, little and small indicated incompleteness.

Prasanth said: (Sep 18, 2011)  
Brief means very short.

For ex:. Teacher ask the student to explain summary in the brief (short) manner.

Shalini said: (Nov 1, 2011)  
I think limited will be prefferable answer among all. Brief means not that it should be short it should be well enough to give mainly important information.

Vivek said: (Nov 10, 2011)  
Answer in brief ?

So how did you answer if you get such a que definately short only thus the answer is short.

Ravikumar Rai said: (Dec 15, 2011)  
Brief is always meaning some ting that is abstract. You cannot relate brief with limited and little. Only thing that is left is small and short. Now a brief period if you think of then it is lways a short period. You cannot say that every small oject or small thing is a brief. Hence most appropriate answer is short.

A.Kanaka Krishna Goud said: (Mar 17, 2012)  
Synonyms of "Brief " are
- short

Vikrant said: (Apr 2, 2012)  
Brief means to explain something in short.

Navya said: (Sep 22, 2012)  
Brief means not covering much. Just a short description.
Sometimes brief refers to limited, little, ephemeral, abbreviated, curt. Etc.
So we can't say that, only short is the answer.

Jabeer said: (Sep 26, 2012)  
Breif means it is the clear cut information should be provided.

So short is an appropriate option.

Anandhi said: (Jan 24, 2013)  
Brief means to be short and have to be carry complete information.

Sadiq Pakistani said: (Mar 27, 2013)  
Brief always means to Describe short Summary or Speech. It means SHORT is a Best Answer.

Deepak said: (May 6, 2013)  
Explain your answer in brief?

It means explain in short but to the point not lengthy.

Sushil said: (Jun 24, 2013)  
But brif means big such as brief answer means big answer it is not short answer. Like answer in brief. Means it is a full description of that part.

Tuntun said: (Jul 29, 2013)  
In brief If something is said in brief, it is said in a very short form, with very few details:

"So you didn't enjoy the party then." "In brief, no.".

Bilvika said: (Aug 1, 2013)  
We generally say give me a brief explanation of a topic that don't mean we need limited matter or something that is small it mean we need entire theme of it in short.

Satnam said: (Aug 4, 2013)  
Type brief on google you will find its synonym short.

Monisha said: (Aug 19, 2013)  
Brief actually means short. an example:

"Children, Write a brief story on what you know on the hobbit." said the teacher.

Ramanigopal said: (Sep 10, 2013)  
Brief means small in quantity and quality.

Siva said: (Sep 13, 2013)  

Of short duration.

A concise statement or summary.

Instruct or inform (someone) thoroughly, esp. in preparation for a task: "she briefed him on last week's decisions".

adjective. short - concise - succinct - curt - terse - summary
noun. summary - abstract - resume
verb. summarize - inform - instruct

Venkat said: (Sep 13, 2013)  
Short - length.
Small - area.
Little - volume.

Adarsha Gowda Mandya said: (Sep 25, 2013)  
Correct answer is SHORT. Because small, little and limited are portion of short or short has all the meaning. So we cannot say single word like small or little or limited. Finally,


Kishor Kunal said: (Oct 14, 2013)  
Brief means Of short duration Concise statement or summary.

Ria said: (Dec 10, 2013)  
Brief is limited not short.

Monali Kumbhar said: (Dec 11, 2013)  
If we ask anyone to explain something in brief it means that, we want the information in short.

Murali said: (Dec 30, 2013)  
Brief means summary it consists all in short sentences.

And others are small, limited, little will remove the matter it deletes content.

K.Kavi said: (Dec 31, 2013)  
Correct answer is SHORT. Because small, little and limited are portion of short or short has all the meaning. So we cannot say single word like small or little or limited. Finally, the answer is SHORT.

Sarath said: (Jan 28, 2014)  
As we all know in our exam the question may ask like write a short notes on Or write briefly on. So brief=short.

Jijo George said: (Mar 5, 2014)  
It is well known that brief is termed as other word short. For ex explain in brief.

Raju.N said: (Mar 7, 2014)  
Brief means give summary of full story or something.

Madhavi said: (Oct 19, 2014)  
Brief means very short.

Isha Gupta said: (Dec 2, 2014)  
How does it possible because brief means in long way?

Iftiaa said: (Jun 6, 2015)  
Brief means not small only option is short.

Iftiaa said: (Jun 6, 2015)  
Brief means not small only option is short.

Surabhi said: (Jun 12, 2015)  
Brief is kind of summary.

R_V said: (Jul 21, 2015)  
Limited, small and little mainly reflects incompleteness of something.

For example:

I don't want limited but detailed information.

While brief is mainly used to express something in a sweet and short way.

Koteswararao said: (Jul 30, 2015)  
Brief means simple explanation of short kind.

Prasad said: (Sep 8, 2015)  
If we get a question like briefly explain solar system?

That means we have to explain the each and every concept in that according to the question! then how can be the answer short for brief!

Akhilesh said: (Nov 13, 2015)  
Brief it means short because all word that means short, so it perfect and common of these word.

Nithya said: (Feb 4, 2016)  
How brief will be short?

Bishal said: (Apr 10, 2016)  
Really it's great. Thankyou all.

Shiv said: (May 20, 2016)  
Yes, Brief means Short, so the given answer is correct.

Neha Jain said: (Jul 6, 2016)  
Brief means small description so the right answer is small.

For ex- write short note on any one topic in place of short note we also used brief description.

Bhaumik said: (Jul 22, 2016)  
All the options which are given are opposite of brief.

Because brief means to answer in large.

Siva said: (Jul 23, 2016)  
Breif is opposite of long.

Sravani said: (Aug 5, 2016)  
Impossible and brief means explanation but not short.

Priyanka said: (Aug 22, 2016)  
Yes, short is the right answer.

Manoj said: (Sep 14, 2016)  
Brief means large.

Saurabh Singh said: (Oct 7, 2016)  
Short means small in size.

Bhanu said: (Oct 19, 2016)  
Breife means short.

Yash. A said: (Nov 21, 2016)  
Brief also means limited.

Selvisekar said: (Jan 6, 2017)  
How brief means short?

Shubham Saha said: (Jan 13, 2017)  
It seems all the answers are very close, but option D is apt.

Shraddha Patil said: (Jan 18, 2017)  
Why the answer is not "limited"?

Rukham Malik said: (Jan 26, 2017)  
Brief means more.

Lucky said: (May 11, 2017)  
Brief means something limited as well as short/quick.

But we have to submit our answer which best matches the word.

(both are correct) But.

Best match word is short.

Mayank said: (Aug 12, 2017)  
Brief means short.

Example-: write the paragraph in brief.

Write the paragraph in short.

Explaination: you had never seen yet in the books or anywhere. Write something in little/small/limited.

Md. Shihabun Sakib said: (Oct 21, 2017)  
According to Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary - brief means short.

Vomas said: (Dec 22, 2017)  
Brief is a broad range that means short therefore that is the answer.

Varanasitarun said: (Jul 19, 2018)  
Breif means its short of time.

Deepthi said: (Nov 15, 2018)  
I think Limited, little, small terms used to specify quantity (amount) of something.

Where the terms 'short, brief' cannot be used to specify quantity.

Arasu said: (Apr 29, 2019)  
Brief means Briefly or something expand then how it goes as short?

Amideb said: (Sep 7, 2019)  
Agree @Jagteet.

Short defines all of them. Thus Short is more relevant. May you have seen "write a short note on. " or "give a brief description on".

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