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Brief but pleasant or relevant:‘his comments were short and sweet’
concise, brief, succinct, to the point, compact, terse, curt, summary, economical, crisp, short and sweet, pithy, epigrammatic, laconic, pointed, thumbnail, abridged, abbreviated, condensed, synoptic, compendious, summarized, contracted, curtailed, truncatedView synonyms
- ‘Make it short and sweet, meaning no ten page essays.’
- ‘Thanks to mother nature it shall be short and sweet.’
- ‘‘No point in boring the crowd, keep it short and sweet,’ says Tim.’
- ‘Alas, Rowe beat me to it, so I'll keep this short and sweet.’
- ‘I won't go further than that, and I'll keep it short and sweet.’
- ‘‘Well that was short and sweet,’ Deed commented on Merkaydi's answer.’
- ‘It's short and sweet so see what you think anyway.’
- ‘I am going to keep this short and sweet, but here goes.’
- ‘Oh, and it's short and sweet and will fit nicely on signs.’
- ‘Martin Scorsese is a true film buff and knows to keep his comments short and sweet when dealing with The Golden Coach.’
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