Definitions for tersetɜrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crisp, curt, laconic, terse(adj)

    brief and to the point; effectively cut short

    "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"


  1. terse(Adjective)

    Polished, burnished; smooth; fine, neat, spruce.

  2. terse(Adjective)

    Brief, concise, to the point.

  3. terse(Adjective)

    Abruptly or brusquely short.

  4. Origin: From the year 1599, from ters, from tersus, perfect passive participle of tergo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Terse

    appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished

  2. Terse

    refined; accomplished; -- said of persons

  3. Terse

    elegantly concise; free of superfluous words; polished to smoothness; as, terse language; a terse style

Anagrams for terse »

  1. ester, estre, reset, Reset, steer, stere, stree, trees

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