Terse is an adjective that is used to describe that which is polished. Smoothly elegant. Neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy. Brusque.


  1. The passenger gave the driver ‘terse’ directions, which were understood first time by the driver.
  2. His ‘terse’ speech really hit home.
  3. She gave a ‘terse’ welcome to her guests.

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