What does the word terse mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Terseness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Tersely.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Elegantly concise; sententious.

Usage examples for terse

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