adjective, ters·er, ters·est.
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It has the terseness of the French, without the grandiloquence of the Spanish, being derived directly from the Latin.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes|Sylvia Sunshine
In spite of the curt terseness of the word, Nancy quite understood the anxiety that lay behind that short "well?"Pollyanna|Eleanor H. Porter
"No, Gregory; it is not," Mrs. Forrester returned with some terseness, for she felt his remark to be unbecoming.Tante|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
He scarcely ever reached again this terseness and vivacity of style, and this entrain.The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare|J. J. Jusserand
"His methods do not lack terseness," remarked Lewes, when he and Challis were out of earshot of the cottage.The Wonder|J. D. Beresford