tersely


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Related to tersely: bewildering, impetuously

terse

 (tûrs)
adj. ters·er, ters·est
Brief and to the point; effectively concise: a terse one-word answer.

[Latin tersus, past participle of tergēre, to cleanse.]

terse′ly adv.
terse′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.tersely - in a short and concise manner; "a particular bird, exactly and tersely described in the book of birds"
Translations

tersely

[ˈtɜːslɪ] ADVlacónicamente, secamente

tersely

[ˈtɜːrsli] adv [say, answer] → laconiquement

tersely

advknapp, kurz; say, answerkurz (angebunden); to dismiss something terselyetw kurzerhand verwerfen

tersely

[ˈtɜːslɪ] adv (see adj) → concisamente, laconicamente
References in classic literature ?
The fool crop," responded Miranda tersely, and changed the subject, much to Jane's gratitude, for she had been nervous and ill at ease for the last fifteen minutes.
Hubble tersely solved it by saying, "Naterally wicious.
Be not weary, sirs, of listening to these digressions; my sorrow is not one of those that can or should be told tersely and briefly, for to me each incident seems to call for many words.
It's a mighty dirty business," he answered tersely.
The main difficulty in writing a story is to convey to the reader clearly yet tersely the natures and dispositions of one's leading characters.
Katharine felt that in this company anything that one said would be judged upon its merits; one had only to say what one thought, rather barely and tersely, with a curious assumption that the number of things that could properly be thought about was strictly limited.
Bettles was the spokesman, and his argument, tersely and offensively vernacular, was unanimously applauded.
Well, I can't say I do--all of 'em," retorted Nancy, tersely.
Skinner answered tersely, receiving the little roll of bills without hesitation, and retreating into a quiet corner, where he carefully counted and examined every one.
Shortly after, Clinton lawyer David Kendall tersely and emphatically said: ``There is no basis for impeachment.
President Yeltsin, who is scheduled to end a much criticised five-week vacation today, delivered the news in a tersely worded announcement from his press service.
They, too, had children, they reveal tersely, but their children were killed in the war.