terse

Part of speech: adverb

Tersely.

Part of speech: noun

Terseness.

Part of speech: adjective

Elegantly concise; sententious.

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Usage examples "terse":

  1. I answered his questions with terse, one- word answers, and he gave up. - "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom", Cory Doctorow.
  2. Diana unfolded it, and read the following terse communication:- Come home and bring the lady. - "The Splendid Folly", Margaret Pedler.
  3. Sir Edward's style was terse, not to say jerky. - "Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts", Rosalind Northcote.