adjective, ters·er, ters·est.
Origin of terse
Examples from the Web for terseness
Trifling ones have survived, with scarcely any pretensions but the terseness of their trifles.English Critical Essays|Various
His terseness sometimes degenerated into abruptness and obscurity.
In point of brevity and terseness of statement, it will be found to have no superior.Harper's New Monthly Magazine|Various
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 prolixity often serves as a foil to the terseness of Champlain, and suggests that he must have been a merciless talker.The Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain|Charles W. Colby