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terse

adjective uk   /tɜːs/  us   /tɝːs/
using few words, sometimes in a way that seems rude or unfriendly: "Are you feeling any better?" "No!" was the terse reply.
tersely
adverb uk   /ˈtɜːs.li/  us   /ˈtɝː-/
"Storm coming," he said tersely.
terseness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtɜːs.nəs/  us   /ˈtɝː-/
Translations of “terse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 簡短生硬的, 簡要的…
in Russian краткий, лаконичный…
in Turkish kısa ve öz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 简短生硬的, 简要的…
in Polish zdawkowy…
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