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Definition of terse adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

terse

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//tərs//
 
 
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using few words and often not seeming polite or friendly a terse style The President issued a terse statement denying the charges.
 
adverb “I won't,” he replied tersely.
 
noun [uncountable]
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