Synonyms for Terse:
adj.•brief, short (adjective)
compact, clipped, trenchant, cryptic, taut, incisive, brusque, laconic, curt, epigrammatic, abrupt, pointed, crisp, short and sweet, concise, summary, exact, lean, precise, to the point, succinct.
compact, curt, abrupt, short and sweet, concise, brief, to the point, incisive, succinct, short, lean, blunt, brusque.
cryptic, exact, carefully edited, precise, trenchant, short, epigrammatic, clipped, pointed, taut.
unsophisticated, refined, plain, austere, childlike, simple, bald, chaste, direct, artless, clear, crystalline, pure, uncomplicated, spare, innocent, unadulterated, candid, elementary, bare.
n.peremptory, shortly, brisk. lean, style, words, big, summary. •terse (noun)
curt, laconic, crisp, concise.
Usage examples for terse
If you ever speak to him about it, will you say that we considered it very terse and straightforward, and rather epigrammatic? – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
Flo's terse confession could not be taken lightly. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
" He very strong," was his terse observation. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower