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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
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It's a mighty dirty business," he answered tersely.
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.
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.
Hubble tersely solved it by saying, "Naterally wicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That has long been dismissed,' Alvarez tersely said in a text message when sought for comment about the complaint filed by Pinoy Aksyon for Governance and Environment on Monday.
McCain had tersely said earlier this week, "We have made it very clear that we expect they [Pakistan] will cooperate with us, particularly against The Haqqani Network and against terrorist organisations.
The relationship between the two tersely described images, thus positioned, turns theological.