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terse reply

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  • terse — [tə:s US tə:rs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: tersus clean, neat , from tergere to wipe off ] a terse reply, message etc uses very few words and often shows that you are annoyed ▪ Derek s terse reply ended the conversation. >tersely… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • terse´ness — terse «turs», adjective, ters|er, ters|est. brief and to the point (said of writing and speaking, or writers and speakers): »“No” was Father s terse reply when I asked to play after bedtime. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under concise. (Cf. ↑concise …   Useful english dictionary

  • terse´ly — terse «turs», adjective, ters|er, ters|est. brief and to the point (said of writing and speaking, or writers and speakers): »“No” was Father s terse reply when I asked to play after bedtime. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under concise. (Cf. ↑concise …   Useful english dictionary

  • terse — adjective a terse reply, message etc uses very few words and often shows that you are annoyed: Derek s terse reply ended the conversation. tersely adverb: “Continue!” he said tersely. terseness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • terse — [tɜːs] adj a terse statement or remark is very short and shows that you are annoyed a terse reply[/ex] tersely adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • reply — I n. 1) to give, make; send a reply 2) to draw, elicit a reply 3) a curt, gruff; immediate, prompt; stinging; succinct; sullen; terse; witty reply 4) in reply (to nod in reply) 5) in reply to (in reply to your letter) II v. 1) to reply… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reply — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, monosyllabic (esp. BrE) ▪ blunt, curt, short, terse ▪ His reply was short and to the point …   Collocations dictionary

  • terse — adjective we were offended by her terse answers Syn: brief, short, to the point, concise, succinct, crisp, pithy, incisive, trenchant, short and sweet, laconic, elliptical; brusque, abrupt, curt, clipped, blunt, pointed …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • terse — adj. Terse is used with these nouns: ↑nod, ↑reply …   Collocations dictionary

  • concise — concisely, adv. /keuhn suys /, adj. expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope; succinct; terse: a concise explanation of the company s retirement plan. [1580 90; < L concisus cut short (ptp. of concidere) …   Universalium

  • concise — con•cise [[t]kənˈsaɪs[/t]] adj. expressing much in few words; brief but comprehensive; succinct; terse • Etymology: 1580–90; < L concīsus cut short, orig. ptp. of concīdere to cut up con•cise′ly, adv. syn: concise, succinct, terse refer to… …   From formal English to slang


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