Definition of Terseness

1. Noun. A neatly short and concise expressive style.

Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style
Specialized synonyms: Conciseness, Concision, Pithiness, Succinctness, Crispness, Brevity, Laconicism, Laconism
Derivative terms: Terse
Antonyms: Verboseness



Definition of Terseness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being terse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Terseness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terseness

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terseness (current term)
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tert-
tert-butyl alcohol
tert-butyloxycarbonyl

Literary usage of Terseness

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1. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"... ferior to him only in a certain terseness and rugged- ness of style, which sprang from defective education and an undisciplined nature, and whose very ..."

2. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1888)
"terseness, attention to the text, accurate scholarship, the removal of ancient errors of translation, varied learning, independent judgment, ..."

3. The Grammar of Painting and Engraving by Charles Blanc (1874)
"ENGRAVING UPON \voon, INCAPABLE OF PRODUCING THE DELICATE SHADINGS OF COPPER-PLATE, SUITS SERIOUS WORKS, WHICH, BY THE terseness OF THEIR EXPRESSION, ..."

4. Specimens of the Later English Poets: With Preliminary Notices by Robert Southey (1807)
"... there was a terseness in his repartee that had a play of words as well as of thought; as, when speaking of the difference between laying out money upon ..."

5. Lectures on Teaching: Delivered in the University of Cambridge During the by Joshua Girling Fitch (1885)
"... ii 0ยป <,TTTV it 8- terseness. tions. Can any one tell me? Which of you knows?" "Will those hold up their hands who can answer? ..."

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