Definitions for tersetɜrs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word terse
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
abruptly concise; curt; brusque.
* Syn: See concise.
Origin of terse:
1595–1605; < L tersus neat, polished, ptp. of tergēre to rub, polish
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"
Polished, burnished; smooth; fine, neat, spruce.
Brief, concise, to the point.
Abruptly or brusquely short.
Origin: From the year 1599, from ters, from tersus, perfect passive participle of tergo.
appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished
refined; accomplished; -- said of persons
elegantly concise; free of superfluous words; polished to smoothness; as, terse language; a terse style
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