I've got to give him credit for answering the questions rather than retreating behind lawyers and terse statements.
She had earlier offered a terse description of how her asthmatic brother had come to die.
A terse “Obama on homeowners under water: Have made some progress, but more needed, looking at options.”
Take this terse evasion of offering anything substantive, for example.
And on Friday, she filed for divorce with a terse statement saying there were "many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation."
The Master was unimpeachable; His terse, cogent assertions were unanswerable.
The characters are cleverly drawn, the dialogue is terse and pointed.'
The terse memoirs of these poor little pauper maids are much more pathetic than anything in modern fiction.
Her grace was terse but adequate: "Well—here's may God help us as we deserve!"
There could be no mistaking the menace in his terse, guttural declamation.
1590s (implied in tersely), "clean-cut, burnished, neat," from French ters "clean," from Latin tersus "wiped off, clean, neat," from past participle of tergere "to rub, polish, wipe." Sense of "concise or pithy in style or language" is from 1777, which led to a general sense of "neatly concise." The pejorative meaning "brusque" is a fairly recent development. Related: Terseness.