Word "TERSE" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
brief and to the point; effectively cut short
Synonyms:
crisp, curt, laconic
Examples:
short and terse and easy to understand

Crossword Clues for TERSE

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Clue Source Date
Not wordy USA Today 18 Jan 2022
Curt The Guardian Quick 13 Jan 2022
To the point Thomas Joseph 07 Jan 2022
Not at all overly wordy, rather unlike this clue itself Universal 17 Dec 2021
Abrupt, concise Irish Times Simplex 27 Nov 2021
Not at all wordy USA Today 13 Nov 2021
To the point Eugene Sheffer 25 Oct 2021
Not verbose USA Today 21 Oct 2021
To the point USA Today 19 Oct 2021
Short and sweet The Washington Post 11 Oct 2021
Short and sweet LA Times Daily 11 Oct 2021
Short and to the point USA Today 03 Oct 2021
On the telephone? Kurt Blunt! Irish Times Crosaire 30 Sep 2021
Brusque Universal 16 Sep 2021
Succinct The Telegraph Quick 11 Sep 2021
Pithy Thomas Joseph 30 Aug 2021
Short-winded Newsday 26 Aug 2021
Succinct LA Times Daily 19 Aug 2021
Succinct The Washington Post 19 Aug 2021
Clipped LA Times Daily 06 Aug 2021
Clipped The Washington Post 06 Aug 2021
Clipped Newsday 31 Jul 2021
Brusque Universal 31 Jul 2021
Curt Universal 30 Jul 2021
Like this clue if you removed all but the first three words The Washington Post Sunday 11 Jul 2021
Short-spoken USA Today 04 Jul 2021
Short High Street with closure pulled off The Telegraph Toughie 09 Jun 2021
Brief, as a reply The Washington Post Sunday 30 May 2021
Cut short New York Times 05 May 2021
Sparingly worded USA Today 06 Mar 2021
Brusque The Telegraph Quick 04 Mar 2021
Concise Premier Sunday 28 Feb 2021
Short on words Newsday 25 Feb 2021
Curt The Telegraph Quick 10 Feb 2021
Quick and straight to the point Family Time 07 Feb 2021
Most definitely dissimilar to this clue Universal 22 Jan 2021
Not long-winded USA Today 17 Jan 2021
Concise The Sun Two Speed 13 Jan 2021
Abrupt and rude in Battersea The Sun Two Speed 13 Jan 2021
Abrupt Universal 12 Jan 2021
On the telephone? Kurt Blunt! Irish Times Crosaire 11 Jan 2021
Peter Sellers keeps to the point The Telegraph Cryptic 05 Jan 2021
Briefly stated Jonesin 15 Dec 2020
Like a one-word email Universal 06 Dec 2020
Curt Premier Sunday 06 Dec 2020
Concise The Washington Post 04 Dec 2020
Short, but probably not sweet Universal 02 Dec 2020
Wasting few words The Washington Post 30 Nov 2020
Wasting few words LA Times Daily 30 Nov 2020
To the point The Washington Post 19 Oct 2020
Peter Sellers somewhat brusque? The Sun Two Speed 19 Oct 2020
Not at all overly wordy, unlike this clue Universal 11 Oct 2020
Linguistically sparing The Washington Post Sunday 11 Oct 2020
Snippy, in a way New York Times 11 Oct 2020
Brusquely short Wall Street Journal 03 Oct 2020
Short, abrupt The Times Concise 12 Sep 2020
Short Universal 11 Sep 2020
Laconic The Washington Post 10 Sep 2020
Abrupt or concise Irish Times Simplex 12 Aug 2020
Hardly loquacious Wall Street Journal 28 Jul 2020
Succinct The Telegraph Quick 19 Jul 2020
Extract from screenwriter, seriously short The Telegraph Toughie 14 Jul 2020
Abrupt Premier Sunday 24 May 2020
The grasses -- regularly cut short The Telegraph Cryptic 05 May 2020
Not wordy USA Today 23 Apr 2020
Peter Sellers somewhat brusque? The Telegraph Cryptic 18 Apr 2020
Short-winded USA Today 09 Apr 2020
Abrupt, monosyllabic The Guardian Speedy 05 Apr 2020
Short male escaping charge (electric primarily) The Telegraph Toughie 02 Apr 2020
Not windy Newsday 27 Mar 2020
Short The Telegraph Quick 26 Mar 2020
Like one-word replies USA Today 18 Mar 2020
Not long-winded LA Times Daily 16 Mar 2020
Not long-winded The Washington Post 16 Mar 2020
Pithy Premier Sunday 01 Mar 2020
Lacking in detail New York Times 19 Feb 2020
Not verbose USA Today 31 Dec 2019
Briefly expressed The Telegraph Quick 06 Dec 2019
Hardly wordy Thomas Joseph 05 Dec 2019
Short part in computer sequence The Sun Two Speed 01 Dec 2019
Rudely concise The Sun Two Speed 01 Dec 2019
Right to the point Family Time 25 Nov 2019
Far from verbose USA Today 16 Nov 2019
Without any unnecessary proliferation of verbiage Wall Street Journal 07 Nov 2019
Laconic The Guardian Speedy 13 Oct 2019
Brusque in Battersea The Sun Two Speed 13 Oct 2019
Brief and pithy Jonesin 01 Oct 2019
Short-spoken Newsday 29 Sep 2019
To the point New York Times 22 Sep 2019
Without extra verbiage The Washington Post Sunday 22 Sep 2019
Opposite of verbose New York Times 09 Sep 2019
Far from long-winded USA Today 31 Aug 2019
Short-winded Newsday 18 Aug 2019
Brief, like a tweet USA Today 14 Aug 2019
Short section within winter session The Telegraph Cryptic 09 Aug 2019
Pithy Wall Street Journal 15 Jul 2019
Pewter seller somewhat abrupt The Sun Two Speed 15 Jul 2019
To the point Premier Sunday 23 Jun 2019
Blunt Jonesin 18 Jun 2019
Not windy LA Times Daily 12 Jun 2019
Brusque Universal 12 Jun 2019
Not windy The Washington Post 12 Jun 2019
Succinct Eugene Sheffer 12 Jun 2019
Of few words Newsday 21 May 2019
Short and sweet USA Today 15 May 2019
Saying little Newsday 21 Apr 2019
Brusque New York Times 20 Apr 2019
Laconic LA Times Daily 19 Apr 2019
Laconic The Telegraph Quick 12 Apr 2019
Hardly wordy USA Today 24 Mar 2019
Curt LA Times Daily 15 Mar 2019
Curt The Washington Post 15 Mar 2019
To the point Family Time 25 Feb 2019
Brusque LA Times Daily 22 Feb 2019
Brusque The Washington Post 22 Feb 2019
Concise in speech USA Today 18 Feb 2019
Brief The Telegraph Quick 02 Feb 2019
Abrupt The Times Concise 31 Jan 2019
Far from talkative LA Times Daily 27 Jan 2019
Far from talkative The Washington Post 27 Jan 2019
Succinct The Washington Post 14 Jan 2019
Laconic Canadiana 14 Jan 2019
Succinct LA Times Daily 14 Jan 2019
Brusque
Curt
Brusque
To the point
Far from talkative
Laconic
Not windy
Succinct
To the point
Opposite of verbose
Brusque
Hardly wordy
Pithy
Curt
Short and sweet
Far from verbose
Far from long-winded
Concise in speech
Brief, like a tweet
Short and sweet Wall Street Journal 31 Dec 2018
Short and stressed needing change of heart The Telegraph Cryptic 26 Dec 2018
Right to the point Universal 26 Dec 2018
Pithy Thomas Joseph 15 Dec 2018
Hardly long-winded USA Today 15 Dec 2018
Peter Sellers: inwardly brusque? The Sun Two Speed 01 Dec 2018
U-turn from verbose Universal 30 Nov 2018
Brief in one's words Newsday 05 Nov 2018
Wasting no words Newsday 16 Oct 2018
To the point Universal 15 Oct 2018
Compact LA Times Daily 28 Sep 2018
Compact The Washington Post 28 Sep 2018
Short New York Times 23 Sep 2018
Brief and to the point Newsday 17 Sep 2018
Hardly chatty USA Today 05 Sep 2018
Abrupt and unfriendly in Battersea The Sun Two Speed 28 Aug 2018
Free of superfluity Universal 25 Aug 2018
Shortwinded Newsday 19 Aug 2018
In Battersea with Blunt Irish Times Crosaire 17 Aug 2018
Verbally sparing Wall Street Journal 11 Aug 2018
Abrupt The Telegraph Quick 06 Aug 2018
To the point Wall Street Journal 04 Aug 2018
Not wordy Thomas Joseph 30 Jul 2018
Short, concise and to the point (unlike this clue) New York Times 26 Jun 2018
Succinct Wall Street Journal 23 Jun 2018
Hardly long-winded Wall Street Journal 02 Jun 2018
Sparing of words USA Today 29 May 2018
Not all writers excel in using words sparingly The Telegraph Cryptic 13 May 2018
Time with Irish maybe short The Telegraph Cryptic 28 Apr 2018
Not at all wordy USA Today 29 Mar 2018
Worded concisely Newsday 28 Mar 2018
Hardly long-winded Universal 26 Mar 2018
Brief Universal 09 Mar 2018
Brief, like many tweets USA Today 02 Mar 2018
Clipped Canadiana 19 Feb 2018
Far from talkative Universal 17 Jan 2018
Hardly chatty
Hardly long-winded
Not at all wordy
Compact
U-turn from verbose
To the point
Right to the point
Free of superfluity
Far from talkative
Sparing of words
Short and sweet
Hardly long-winded
Verbally sparing
Short, concise and to the point (unlike this clue)
Short
To the point
Succinct
Brief, like many tweets
Not verbose Universal 10 Dec 2017
Brief in speech Newsday 20 Nov 2017
Briefly worded, like a tweet USA Today 26 Oct 2017
Succinct Premier Sunday 08 Oct 2017
Curt Universal 25 Sep 2017
Using few words Universal 23 Sep 2017
To the point USA Today 09 Sep 2017
Like one-word responses Jonesin 05 Sep 2017
Gangster seeks to frame brief The Telegraph Toughie 31 Aug 2017
Pithy Newsday 24 Aug 2017
Short and not so sweet The Washington Post 31 Jul 2017
Short and not so sweet LA Times Daily 31 Jul 2017
Far from talkative Wall Street Journal 18 Jul 2017
Low on word count Family Time 18 Jun 2017
Far from wordy Thomas Joseph 16 Jun 2017
Abrupt, concise Irish Times Simplex 25 May 2017
Far from wordy Universal 08 May 2017
To the point Newsday 15 Mar 2017
To the point Eugene Sheffer 01 Mar 2017
Succinctly put New York Times 13 Feb 2017
Term often applied to Hemingway Newsday 11 Feb 2017
Saying little on purpose Universal 26 Jan 2017
Short and sweet The Washington Post 26 Jan 2017
Briefly worded Newsday 22 Jan 2017
Not verbose
Succinctly put
Brief
Curt
Far from wordy
Saying little on purpose
Using few words
Short and not so sweet
Briefly worded, like a tweet
To the point
Far from windy Wall Street Journal 28 Dec 2016
Economical in words Newsday 08 Dec 2016
Hardly talkative Universal 09 Nov 2016
Using few words Newsday 25 Oct 2016
Far from long-winded Universal 24 Oct 2016
Far from windy Newsday 23 Oct 2016
Far from wordy USA Today 17 Oct 2016
Hardly wordy Wall Street Journal 26 Sep 2016
Hardly garrulous Wall Street Journal 24 Sep 2016
Brusque The Guardian Quick 09 Sep 2016
Like Calvin Coolidge New York Times 04 Sep 2016
Cover ... or cover ___ New York Times 01 Sep 2016
Brief in speech Universal 08 Aug 2016
Clipped Newsday 06 Aug 2016
Not windy New York Times 28 Jul 2016
Far from wordy Newsday 12 Jul 2016
Concise in speech Newsday 11 Jul 2016
Far from prolix The Washington Post 28 Jun 2016
Short and sweet LA Times Daily 25 Jun 2016
Concise in wording Newsday 13 Jun 2016
Cy Young winner Hershiser New York Times 02 Jun 2016
Like tweets, by necessity The Washington Post 24 May 2016
Like tweets New York Times 15 May 2016
Unlike a 17-Across Universal 12 May 2016
Short and succinct Irish Times Simplex 12 May 2016
Not very chatty Universal 29 Apr 2016
Far from flowery LA Times Daily 16 Apr 2016
Very short The Telegraph Quick 09 Apr 2016
Short, but probably not sweet LA Times Daily 04 Apr 2016
Not overly vocal Newsday 27 Mar 2016
Facetious response to 'Describe yourself in three adjectives' New York Times 13 Mar 2016
Like the answer 'No.' New York Times 12 Mar 2016
Brief and to the point Irish Times Simplex 03 Mar 2016
Short and snappy Universal 27 Feb 2016
Hardly windy Universal 20 Feb 2016
Hardly long-winded New York Times 10 Feb 2016
Curt
Short and sweet
Hardly long-winded
Like Calvin Coolidge
Not windy
Brief in speech
Far from wordy
Not wordy Newsday 28 Dec 2015
Short and to the point USA Today 14 Dec 2015
Like newspaper headlines, typically New York Times 11 Dec 2015
Like some reprimands LA Times Daily 10 Dec 2015
Sparing of words Newsday 22 Nov 2015
Of few words LA Times Daily 06 Nov 2015
Brief and to the point Universal 03 Nov 2015
Briefly stated Newsday 04 Oct 2015
Concise LA Times Daily 01 Oct 2015
Brief and pithy New York Times 07 Sep 2015
Hardly talkative LA Times Daily 19 Aug 2015
Not very chatty LA Times Daily 18 Aug 2015
Essentially time for parking is short The Telegraph Toughie 06 Aug 2015
Short in toaster's electrics The Telegraph Cryptic 04 Aug 2015
To the point LA Times Daily 27 Jul 2015
'Brief Encounter' -- selected screens The Telegraph Cryptic 14 Jul 2015
In a nutshell Universal 13 Jul 2015
Not likely to run on LA Times Daily 18 Jun 2015
To be blunt, it's for chopping trees Irish Times Crosaire 12 Jun 2015
Short chapter selected shorn of trappings The Telegraph Toughie 10 Jun 2015
Not saying much Newsday 12 May 2015
Short and to the point Family Time 11 May 2015
Short LA Times Daily 03 May 2015
Without wasting words USA Today 03 Apr 2015
As in a nutshell Universal 22 Mar 2015
Monosyllabic, perhaps Universal 16 Feb 2015
Monosyllabic, perhaps
Like some reprimands
Not likely to run on
Short half of bitter, then two quarters The Telegraph Cryptic 01 Jan 2015
Not very chatty
Of few words
Short
Without wasting words
Short and to the point
Briefly worded
Brief and pithy
Like newspaper headlines, typically
As in a nutshell
Brief and to the point
In a nutshell
Far from verbose
Short and snappy
To the point
Briefly stated
Not saying much
Not wordy
Sparing of words
Hardly talkative
Concise
Succinctly worded
Not at all talkative
Brusque
Brief in speech
Laconic
Like one-word answers
Breviloquent
Pithy
Short and maybe sweet
Short-winded
Clipped
Concise
Hardly verbose
Brief in speech
Far from flowery
Curt
Epigrammatic
In telegraphese, e.g.
Not wordy
Short and snappy
Direct
Short-winded
Certainly not verbose
Like tweets, by necessity
Efficiently expressed, maybe
Laconic
Far from talkative
Short and probably not sweet
Short and snappy
To the point
Using few words
Succinct in speech
Short-winded
Not windy
Far from flowery
Concise in speech
Brief
Short and snappy
Short and probably not sweet
Not inclined to go on
Without wasted words
Quick and to the point
Brief and pithy
Short-winded
Clipped
Crisp
Elliptical, in a way
Hardly rambling
Hardly wandering
Far from verbose
Not flowery
Abrupt
Curt
Unwordy
Like telegrams, typically
Concise
Not long-winded
Brusque
Of few words
To the point
Short and sweet
Short
Far from verbose
Short and direct
Brief and pithy
Adhering to Strunk and White's advice "Omit needless words"
Brief and to the point
Effectively concise
Like Hemingway's prose
Concise
Short and sweet
Pithy
To the point
Concise
Brief and pithy
Hardly windy
Not chatty
Without any embroidery
Far from loquacious
Not very vocal
Pithy
Compact
Far from diffuse
Succinct
Of few words
Succinct
Succinctly worded
Laconic
Clipped
Unlike filibusters
Like Coolidge, famously
Short on words
Unlike filibusters
Succinct
Like Coolidge, famously
Clipped
Brusque
Like headlines
Hardly chatty
By no means long-winded
To the point
Quick and to the point
Like the review "Hated it," e.g.
Not flowery
Not verbose
By no means long-winded
Brief and to the point
Concise
Not inclined to go on
Hardly chatty
Wasting no words
Not rambling
Hardly loquacious
No-nonsense
Not at all garrulous
Not drawn out
Without elaboration
Hardly wordy
Hardly wordy
Far from windy
Effectively concise
Opposite of prolix
Succinctly worded
Without wasting words
Short-winded
Adjective for Calvin Coolidge's comments
Succinct
Not verbose
Short-winded
Like Calvin Coolidge, famously
Brusque
Far from prolix
Like headlines
Shortwinded
Short
Hardly sesquipedalian
Hardly long-winded
Brief and pithy
Brief
Short and often not sweet
Unpadded
Curt
Certainly not verbose
Not roundabout
Low on word count
Not inclined to go on
Hardly sesquipedalian
Hardly long-winded
Concise
Brief and pithy
Epigrammatic
Compendious
To the point
To-the-point
Laconic
Of few words
Short and to the point
Compendious
Like aphorisms
Not garrulous
Not garrulous
Hardly gabby
Far from flowery
Far from windy
Hardly garrulous
Using few words
Hardly gabby
Far from flowery
Concise
Right to the point
Not wordy
Short and maybe not sweet
Far from prolix
Not wordy
Short and to-the-point
Not windy
Brusque
Brief and to the point
Hardly talkative
Not long-winded
Not saying much
Far from prolix
Hardly loquacious
To the point
Hardly wordy
Like headlines
Short and maybe sweet
Not wandering
Not wordy
Brusque
By no means long-winded
Short and sweet
Pithy
Not mincing words
To the point
Not roundabout
Concise
Laconic
Hardly verbose
Hardly talkative
Hardly sesquipedalian
Abrupt
Pithy
Brusque
Brief and pithy
Pithy
To the point
Concise
In headlinese, say
To-the-point
Pithy
Hardly windy
Hardly windy
Not long-winded
Succinct
Not windy
Hardly windy
Not longwinded
Not at all windy
Laconic
Of few words
Short-spoken
Succinct
Compact
Hardly windy
Hardly prolix
Not long-winded
Short-winded
By no means long-winded
Like aphorisms
Short and sweet
Certainly not verbose
Succinct
Pithy
Like aphorisms
Like Coolidge's utterances
Not wordy
Curt
Hardly windy
Not at all wordy
Far from verbose
Neither wordy, verbose, longwinded, loquacious, nor like this clue
Not quite elliptical
Short-spoken
Brief
Epigrammatic
Hardly prolix
Not windy
Short and sweet
Not going on
Sparing of words
Short and to the point
Unlike most Jesse Jackson speeches
Not windy?
Short and sweet?
Short and sweet
Not verbose
Short and sweet
Monosyllabic, perhaps
Economical wordwise
Of few words
Clipped
Like headlines
Free of superfluity
Pauciloquent
Far from prolix
Short and snappy
Of few words
Succinct
As in a nutshell
Like an aphorism
Like Silent Cal
Short-spoken
Short and to the point
Without wasted words
Tactiturn
Right to the point
Lacking long-windedness
Antisesquipedalian
Elliptical
Pithy
Short and maybe sweet
Pointed
In telegraphese
Brief and to the point
Succient
Succintly worded
Blunt
Laconic
Compendious
Short and sharp
Revision of 20 Across
Very short
Sententious
Summary
Concise
Cryptic
Epigrammatic
Pithy
Opposite of prolix
Wasting no words
Not verbose
Far from verbose
Polished
Concentrated
Short and pithy
Succinct.
Brief.
To the point.
Concise.
Compendious.
Short.
Cryptic.
With no words wasted.
Not prolix.
Laconic.
Brusque.
Inherently: Lat.
Not verbose.
Unwordy.
Wasting no words.
Pithy.
Sparely worded.
Telegraphic.
Sententious.
Not wordy.
Curt.
Short and sweet.
Compact.
Pithy; concise.
Unverbose.
To the point
Clipped
Not windy
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