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 Dictionary entry overview: What does terse mean? 

TERSE (adjective)
  The adjective TERSE has 1 sense:

1. brief and to the point; effectively cut short

  Familiarity information: TERSE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TERSE (adjective)

Sense 1terse [BACK TO TOP]


Brief and to the point; effectively cut short


laconic; terse; curt; crisp

Context examples:

a crisp retort / a response so curt as to be almost rude / the laconic reply; 'yes' / short and terse and easy to understand


concise (expressing much in few words)

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