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Definition of tersely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tersely

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈtɜːsli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrsli//
 
 
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in a way that uses few words and often does not seem polite or friendly ‘I won’t,’ he replied tersely.