Definition of "terse" []

  • Brief and to the point; effectively concise: a terse one-word answer. (adjective)
  • Neatly brief and concise (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Curt; abrupt (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "terse" in a sentence
  • "Ms. Diallo's lawyers received what one of them called a "terse" letter Friday inviting her to meet with prosecutors at 3 p.m. to discuss what will happen in court Tuesday."
  • "The one that was bolded and written in terse sentence fractions, of course, is not."
  • "And terse is right your elitist definition of success ignore many middle and lower class successful individuals."