Synonyms of briefly
1 quickly • He smiled briefly.
quickly • I quickly looked at her papers while she was out of the room.
shortly • ‘I don't know you,’ he said shortly, ‘and I'm in a hurry.’
temporarily • The agreement has at least temporarily halted the civil war.
abruptly • 'Good night then,' she said abruptly.
hastily • He said goodnight hastily.
briskly • A trader said gold was selling briskly on the local market.
momentarily • She paused momentarily when she saw them.
hurriedly • students hurriedly taking notes
2 in outline • There are four alternatives; they are described briefly below.
in brief • In brief, take no risks.
in a nutshell
in a few words
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abruptlySomeone who is abrupt speaks in a rather rude, unfriendly way. (adverb)
• 'Good night then,' she said abruptly.
brisklyIf trade or business is brisk, things are being sold very quickly and a lot of money is being made. (adverb)
• A trader said gold was selling briskly on the local market.
hastilyA hasty event or action is one that is completed more quickly than normal. (adverb)
• He said goodnight hastily.
Thesaurus for briefly from the Collins English Thesaurus
Something that happens or is done briefly happens or is done for a very short period of time.