adjective, ters·er, ters·est.
Origin of terse
Examples from the Web for terse
The comparison prompted Kelly to release the terse statement: “Martha McSally is no Gabby Giffords.”
It is a mighty tough slog, I will have to give them that, written in terse and exclusive science-ese.
She had earlier offered a terse description of how her asthmatic brother had come to die.
My response to poisonous emails is a terse “thank you for contacting me” and nothing more.Pediatrician: Don’t Make Your Kid’s Healthcare a Proxy in Your Divorce Battles|Russell Saunders|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take this terse evasion of offering anything substantive, for example.Eliot Spitzer’s Comeback: ‘The Good Wife’ in Real Life|Kevin Fallon|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the very day before this the doctor had come out with one of his terse startling statements.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
Bonaparte's contributions to the discussion were terse and trenchant.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
Then there is the same crisp, terse succession of sentences—altogether the likeness is wonderful.Sketches In The House (1893)|T. P. O'Connor
Then he launched forth in a graphic, if terse, description of the remarkable battle that had so recently taken place.Eagles of the Sky|Ambrose Newcomb
The Master was unimpeachable; His terse, cogent assertions were unanswerable.Jesus the Christ|James Edward Talmage