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1. terse

adjective. ['ˈtɝːs'] brief and to the point; effectively cut short; `yes'".

Synonyms

  • curt
  • laconic
  • concise

Antonyms

  • unfold
  • straight
  • hot
  • cool

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Rhymes with Terse

  • transverse
  • intersperse
  • biodiverse
  • reimburse
  • traverse
  • submerse
  • disperse
  • disburse
  • converse
  • reverse
  • rehearse
  • perverse
  • obverse
  • inverse
  • diverse
  • adverse
  • immerse
  • emerse
  • coerce
  • averse
  • worse
  • verse
  • vers
  • scearce
  • purse
  • perse
  • pers
  • perce
  • pearse
  • nurse

Sentences with terse


1. Adjective
Their church services were simple, terse and typically without music.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If you text him and his reply is belated and terse, this could be a red flag.

3. Verb, base form
When creating a phrase, start out verbose and trim to terse.

Quotes about terse


1. [B]riefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.
- Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

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