terse terse  /ˈtɜrs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) brief and to the point; effectively cut short

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • A terse statement by the management apologised for the accident and said that the management was looking into the likely causes of the mishap.

News

  1. Court hears terse testimony in e-book trial

    Court hears terse testimony in e-book trial Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:34 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 The government alleged that Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group (USA) and Hachette Book Group illegally conspired to raise wholesale prices in ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. NFL Roundup: Tebow lands with Patriots

    In his usual terse tones, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick blandly said little or nothing to promote Tebowmania on Tuesday in his first press conference after the team signed controversial quarterback Tim Tebow.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Tebow 'very thankful' to be Patriot

    FOXBOROUGH -- In his usual terse tones, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick blandly said little or nothing to promote Tebowmania Tuesday in his first press conference after the team signed controversial quarterback Tim Tebow.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "First of all, the vice president issues this very terse statement praising Libby for all the great things he's done," Reid said.
    on Oct 30, 2005 By: Harry Reid Source: USA Today

  2. "It was terse but polite," said Mr Carville. "I gave him some free advice and expressed my scepticism about what he was promising."
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: James Carville Source: Financial Times

  3. "It certainly wasn't a terse conversation," Parcells said. "There was some dialogue back and forth. I'm saddened by this turn of events. I really am. I had a good relationship with the kid."
    on Aug 5, 2004 By: Bill Parcells Source: KVUE

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