in a word meaning

  "in a word" in a sentence
[American idiom]
said simply; concisely said.
Mrs. Smith is—in a word—haughty.
In a word, the play flopped.

[American slang]
Fig. said simply; concisely said.
  Mrs. Smith is—in a word—haughty.
  In a word, the play f lopped.


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  1. none of your business. do n't put in a word.
  2. in a word, he is tired with everything.
  3. in a word, the induced e. m. f. lags behind the current.
  4. he'll catch you in a word trap.
  5. she was in a word a woman of strong impulse kept in admirable order.

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