[ UK /tˈɜːs/ ]
[ US /ˈtɝs/ ]
  1. brief and to the point; effectively cut short
    the laconic reply; `yes'
    a response so curt as to be almost rude
    a crisp retort
    short and terse and easy to understand
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How To Use terse In A Sentence

  • The cheapest way I can think of to make people feel like they owe you is to have a crumply cardboard sign saying "Will Work For Food" and hold it up near a busy intersection. Don't Do Me Any Favors, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • The fabrics and eclectic prints are worked in original ways, with the intersecting pieces creating cut-outs and keyholes.
  • Since 2001, areas north of Point Conception to an intersect with the Oregon coast has been closed to drift gillnet fishing from August 15th through November 15th in order to protect endangered leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. Permit to Kill Pacific Sea Turtles and Whales Requested by Seafood Company
  • As the terse replies pile up, I am on the point of suggesting that he looks weary, as though his dog has died, only for it to emerge that his dog has died.
  • Vehicles would move to ‘points of domination’ (the intersections) to maximize the ability to traverse the turret and use the CITV.
  • However, for our purposes, we have used a working definition anchored on Haramiyavia, assuming that the unknown intersection between multituberculates and modern mammals is the appropriate break point.
  • Three-decker novel about the contrasting, intersecting lives of a Chinese boy and girl, born in the same mainland village and brought to America by force of circumstances. Obama Talks. People Listen. Markets Tank.
  • The roads intersect near the bridge.
  • He paused at the intersection, fearful that a hard leather boot was waiting for him no matter which way he ran.
  • The submitted essays range in length from a few terse words to a screenful of close type.
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