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See definition of terseness on Dictionary.com
  • as inbrevity
  • as incompactness

synonyms for terseness

  • conciseness
  • concision
  • condensation
  • crispness
  • curtness
  • economy
  • ephemerality
  • impermanence
  • pithiness
  • pointedness
  • succinctness
  • transience
  • transitoriness

antonyms for terseness

MOST RELEVANT
  • lengthiness
  • longevity
  • permanence
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    How to use terseness in a sentence

    It has the terseness of the French, without the grandiloquence of the Spanish, being derived directly from the Latin.
    PETALS PLUCKED FROM SUNNY CLIMESSYLVIA SUNSHINE
    In spite of the curt terseness of the word, Nancy quite understood the anxiety that lay behind that short "well?"
    POLLYANNAELEANOR H. PORTER
    "No, Gregory; it is not," Mrs. Forrester returned with some terseness, for she felt his remark to be unbecoming.
    TANTEANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
    He scarcely ever reached again this terseness and vivacity of style, and this entrain.
    THE ENGLISH NOVEL IN THE TIME OF SHAKESPEAREJ. J. JUSSERAND
    "His methods do not lack terseness," remarked Lewes, when he and Challis were out of earshot of the cottage.
    THE WONDERJ. D. BERESFORD
    In his anxiety to secure terseness of editorial utterance he at one time limited all editorials to fifty lines each.
    RECOLLECTIONS OF A VARIED LIFEGEORGE CARY EGGLESTON
    So, until Peggy carried the baby away to bed, the girl composed a letter to Theodore, pathetic in its terseness.
    ROSE O'PARADISEGRACE MILLER WHITE
    His talk with Bobby Dane was longer, and at intervals it became interjectional in its terseness.
    THE DOMINANT STRAINANNA CHAPIN RAY
    Superb sense of economy, of terseness the art calls for, excessive pruning and clipping.
    ADVENTURES IN THE ARTSMARSDEN HARTLEY
    Her words ring with a strange terseness and earnestness as she here pens her spiritual testament.
    SANTA TERESAALEXANDER WHYTE
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO TERSENESS

    • conciseness
    • concision
    • condensation
    • crispness
    • curtness
    • economy
    • ephemerality
    • impermanence
    • pithiness
    • pointedness
    • succinctness
    • terseness
    • transience
    • transitoriness
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.