Terse in a sentence as an adjective

Of course, there are many books which are notoriously terse as well.

Do they really understand patents and their terse wording?

C is tricky: it can be a total mess or it can be terse and beautiful and clear.

I think that this article, though terse and generalistic, addresses a valid issue.

So either the e-mail gets a terse response, or the sender waits a couple hours till I hit a mental break point in what I'm doing.

Since the interaction is terse and factual, the students won't have much face-time in which to build resentment.

Be terse with me, be overly explanatory to a beginner.

First one among sysadmins, its from these days that you will powerful terse, small but elegant solutions to a range of problems.

Bitcoin already has this problem and its transactions consist only of relatively terse amounts of data.

It reinforces that you do care about the other party enough to ensure that they are not potentially affronted by terse communication.

Terse definitions


brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"

See also: crisp curt laconic