Brief and Passing


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Brief adjective – Lasting only for a short time.
Usage example: a brief flash of light

Passing is a synonym for brief in temporary topic. In some cases you can use "Passing" instead the word "Brief" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like short in time.
Nearby Words: briefing, briefly, briefed, briefness, briefcase
Synonyms for Brief


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Passing adjective – Lasting only for a short time.
Usage example: his parents were willing to buy him a piano if he demonstrated that his interest in music was more than a passing fancy

Brief is a synonym for passing in hasty topic. You can use "Brief" instead the word "Passing" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as momentary, fleeting, temporary.
Nearby Words: pass, passage, passed, passable, passingly
Synonyms for Passing

How words are described

mention mention brief mention passing
last last brief last passing
different different brief different passing

Things that words describes

reference brief reference passing reference
glance brief glance passing glance
relationship brief relationship passing relationship
appearance brief appearance passing appearance
Other nouns: scene, phase, moment, explanation, joke, conversation, mention, gag.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fantasy Kitchen Sink Plus, reincarnation, zombies, a cosmic being or two, more magic, Japanese demons too... Most of this is merely mentioned in passing or a brief plot point, but bonus points for what is important overlapping; i.e.
  • Western Animation / All Grown Up! By the next, all that's left is a passing mention and a brief, non speaking cameo.
  • Conjoined Twins Amongst the various medical miracles in John Varley's Eight Worlds future history is a brief mention of a passing fad for voluntary conjoinment amongst jaded thrill seekers
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