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 Dictionary entry overview: What does terseness mean? 

  The noun TERSENESS has 1 sense:

1. a neatly short and concise expressive style

  Familiarity information: TERSENESS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1terseness [BACK TO TOP]


A neatly short and concise expressive style

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("terseness" is a kind of...):

expressive style; style (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "terseness"):

conciseness; concision; pithiness; succinctness (terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words)

crispness (a style of expression that is direct and to the point)

brevity (the use of brief expressions)

laconicism; laconism (terseness of expression)


verboseness (an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words)

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