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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.]
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|Noun||1.||terseness - a neatly short and concise expressive style|
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
conciseness, concision, pithiness, succinctness - terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
crispness - an expressive style that is direct and to the point; "the crispness of his reply"
brevity - the use of brief expressions