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synonyms for terse

  • brusque
  • concise
  • cryptic
  • curt
  • elliptical
  • incisive
  • laconic
  • pithy
  • precise
  • succinct
  • trenchant
  • abrupt
  • aphoristic
  • boiled down
  • breviloquent
  • clear-cut
  • clipped
  • close
  • compact
  • compendiary
  • compendious
  • condensed
  • crisp
  • cut to the bone
  • epigrammatic
  • exact
  • gnomic
  • in a nutshell
  • lean
  • neat
  • pointed
  • sententious
  • short and sweet
  • snappy
  • summary
  • taut
  • to the point
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antonyms for terse

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  • gentle
  • kind
  • lengthy
  • long-winded
  • nice
  • polite
  • verbose
  • wordy
  • prolix
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How to use terse in a sentence

His exchanges with Rob are terse to the point of being hostile.
IN PIG, NICOLAS CAGE PLAYS A GROUCHY, MEDITATIVE HERMIT—AND GIVES HIS BEST PERFORMANCE IN YEARSSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJULY 15, 2021TIME
The language in the email is terse, but it appears to say that the attacks target devices that are exposed to the Internet.
HACKERS ARE USING UNKNOWN USER ACCOUNTS TO TARGET ZYXEL FIREWALLS AND VPNSDAN GOODINJUNE 24, 2021ARS TECHNICA
“In the same way Steve Jobs could be cutthroat and terse and explosive, Elon is the same way,” said the former employee, who worked at the companies under both men.
APPLE LOCKED USERS INTO ITS ECOSYSTEM. TESLA WANTS TO DO THE SAME WITH ITS ‘IPHONE ON WHEELS.’FAIZ SIDDIQUIMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In a terse new letter that’s been leaked to the press, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to work toward a power-sharing deal between his democratically elected government and the Taliban.
WHAT ABOUT AFGHANISTAN’S DEMOCRACY, JOE?CHARU KASTURIMARCH 10, 2021OZY
Much terser is Clara Cornelius’s handsome setting of “Measure Twice, Cut Once,” worthy advice for craftspeople of all sorts.
IN THE GALLERIES: A FOCUS ON THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND MOVEMENTMARK JENKINSFEBRUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In a terse statement issued Wednesday, Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi said that the breach wasn’t discovered until December 24, which is nine days after the hack campaign came to light.
DOJ SAYS SOLARWINDS HACKERS BREACHED ITS OFFICE 365 SYSTEM AND READ EMAILDAN GOODINJANUARY 7, 2021ARS TECHNICA
A dozen of these terse but meaningless sayings now dance before our recollection, for who has not heard them, even to loathing?
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
"Hit's the pore house fer a cow hand," was his terse aphorism on the subject, and Landy had never seen a "fitten" poor house.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
Ripley briefed the general situation as it stood on the night of the engine theft in a few terse sentences.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
Bill Hayes gave a terse account of his stewardship during Hollister's absence.
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