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quiet

adjective

used about people who are not talking or who do not usually talk much

silent

adjective

used about a person who does not usually talk to other people very much

brief

adjective

using only a few words

economical

adjective

an economical way of speaking or writing does not use more words than are necessary

concise

adjective

expressed using only a few words, but in a way that is easy to understand

terse

adjective

a terse statement or remark is very short and often shows that the person making it is annoyed

succinct

adjective

expressed in a very short but clear way

laconic

adjective

using very few words

monosyllabic

adjective

using very few words

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brevity

noun

formal the use of only a few words

brief

adjective

not saying much, and so seeming to be rude

brusque

adjective

speaking quickly in an unfriendly way using very few words

compact

adjective

expressed clearly using few words

curt

adjective

using few words in a way that shows you are impatient or angry

in brief

using as few words as possible, and without many details

short

adjective

expressed in few words, or containing few pages

snappy

adjective

a snappy title or advertisement is clever and does not use many words

still waters run deep

used for saying that people who are shy or who do not say much often have very strong feelings or interesting ideas

taciturn

adjective

someone who is taciturn does not speak often and does not say very much

telegraphic

adjective

using very few words

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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