Terse Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Terse

Of short duration; happening quickly. [from 15th c.]
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Abrupt is when someone is short or curt in their manner or actions.
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The definition of taut is pulled or stretched tight.
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(Mathematics, not comparable, of a set in an Euclidean space) Closed and bounded.
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Having coloration of the points in contrast to the rest of the coat
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Of, relating to, or transmitted by telegraph.
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Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
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Containing or given to the use of epigrams.
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(Zoology) Well camouflaged; having good camouflage.
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Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen
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Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen
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Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
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Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
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Containing all the essentials in a brief form; concise
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The definition of laconic refers to someone who doesn't talk a lot or uses very few words.
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Having little extra or little to spare; scanty; meagre.
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Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse:
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The definition of summary is a statement presenting the main points.
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Scanty, as in clothing.
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Of or like an aphorism
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Self-evident or aphoristic
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Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen
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(Dated) Curling in stiff curls or ringlets.
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Strictly and completely in accord with fact; not deviating from truth or reality:
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Consisting of one syllable.
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Without anything superfluous; simple
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Terse and full of substance or meaning
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Agreeably intense or stimulating:
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Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen
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Full of or given to using aphorisms, especially in a pompously moralizing manner.
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Having the form of a telegram; especially, brief and concise, using clipped syntax.
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(Archaic) Cutting; sharp
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The state or characteristic of being monosyllabic.
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Frequent occurrence of monosyllables.
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(Informal) Circumcised.
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Antonyms for Terse

Relating to or consisting of words; verbal.
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Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen
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Long and overextended, especially in time rather than dimension
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The definition of long winded is someone who talks on and on, often to the point of becoming boring, or extended talking or stories that are being told.
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Tending to speak or write at excessive length.
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Verbose is defined as a person who uses way too many words, or who talks a lot.
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Words Related to Terse

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Brief, yet including all important information
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Conspicuous in position, wealth, or importance; prominent:
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The slender part of a flower pistil, connecting the ovary and the stigma. The pollen tube grows through the style delivering the pollen nuclei to the ovary.
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Marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen
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Find another word for terse. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for terse, like: brief, abrupt, taut, compact, pointed, wordy, telegraphic, tersely, precise, short and epigrammatic.