|part of speech:
||effectively brief and to the point; concise; pithy.
The secretary gave a terse account of the points discussed in the last meeting.He wrote in a terse style similar to that of a news reporter.The professor prefers terse language in student essays and will give a lower grade for excess wordiness.
- concise, laconic, pithy, succinct
- similar words:
- abrupt, brief, clear, clipped, compact, crisp, curt, incisive, pointed, short, trenchant
||close-mouthed, succinct, summary
||tersely (adv.), terseness (n.)