Synonyms of 'in a word'
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If you say or write something briefly, you use very few words or give very few details.
There are four alternatives; they are described briefly below.
in a nutshell
in a few words
Thesaurus for in a word from the Collins English Thesaurus
You use in a word to indicate that you are giving a summary of what you have just been saying , or are giving a reply , in as brief a way as possible .