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Terse meaning

terse - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished.
  2. 2. Elegantly concise; free of superfluous words; polished to smoothness; as, terse language; a terse style.
  3. 3. Refined; accomplished; - said of persons.
  4. 4. Compact; concise.

terse - examples of usage

  1. He was disconcerted by her intuition and the terse frankness with which she stated the case.
  2. It is not only a masterpiece of terse invective, but, like the 11th, it is a powerful specimen of imaginative irony. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. It would be impossible in a brief notice to state even the substance of this book, which is packed with information of all sorts, information procured and conned by himself, which neglects nothing that a would- be emigrant ought to inquire into, which is close in observation, terse in deduction, good- tempered, warm- hearted, hard- headed, and, what is more than all this, thoroughly amusing. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
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