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 ?
Annoyance flitted across his face and crept into his tone as he answered tersely: "Of course, I heard you." Presently he finished his meal, pushed back his chair and went out.
"It's a mighty dirty business," he answered tersely. "You would have to track the coal through the rest of the house and you'd have all those extra ashes to clean out."
"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." Everybody then murmured "True!" and looked at me in a particularly unpleasant and personal manner.
"Rabbit," the interpreter answered tersely. "Very good.
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.
Asked, after his defeat to Roberto Bautista Agut in the Qatar Open semifinal, if he would reassess his chances of a 15th major title, the world number one said tersely that he a single aim in Melbourne: "A trophy."