Definition of Terser

1. Adjective. (comparative of terse) Briefer, more to the point. ¹



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Definition of Terser

1. terse [adj] - See also: terse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terser

terrorstruck
terrour
terrours
terrs
terry
terry cloth
terry thomas sign
terry towel
terrycloth
terrycloths
tersanctus
terse
tersely
terseness
tersenesses
terser (current term)
tersest
tersion
tersions
terskite
tersulfide
tersulphide
tersulphides
tersulphuret
tersulphurets
tert-
tert-butyl alcohol
tert-butyloxycarbonyl
tertbutyl
terthiophene

Literary usage of Terser

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1. Elements of Quaternions by William Rowan Hamilton (1899)
"... and aleo the terser Vq derived from a quaternion q, may be regarded as established here by arbitrary definition ; but as permitted, because the diff ..."

2. The Bibelot: A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers, Chosen in Part by Thomas Bird Mosher (1903)
"Next we go back more than two hundred years to Leonidas. He is terser, but loves the spring quite as well (I must try and be terser too): — VIL 'Tis time to ..."

3. The Life and Correspondence of George Calixtus: Lutheran Abbot of by William Charles Dowding (1863)
"This, also, was added; that it was the labour and diligence of Dr. Johann Elai terser which had been made available for so great a work. ..."

4. The Bibles of England: A Plain Account for Plain People of the Principal by Andrew Edgar (1889)
"42, is terser English than exercise lordship over them ; " He was minded to go forth into Galilee," John i. 43, is more explicit than he would go forth; ..."

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