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[tˈɜːs], [tˈɜːs], [t_ˈɜː_s]

Synonyms for Terse:

concise (adjective)

abrupt, blunt, brief, brusque, compact, concise, curt, incisive, short, short and sweet, succinct, to the point.

simple (adjective)

artless, austere, bald, bare, candid, chaste, childlike, clear, crystalline, direct, elementary, innocent, plain, pure, refined, simple, spare, unadulterated, uncomplicated, unsophisticated.

Other synonyms and related words:

Punchy, Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, acerbic, acid, acidulous, acrimonious, aphoristic, apophthegmatic, aposiopestic, apothegmatic, attic, axiomatic, bearish, big, bluff, brash, breviloquent, brevity, brief in speech, brief in talk, brisk, brusk, callous, capsule, caustic, certainly not verbose, churlish, classic, classical, clear-cut, clipped, close, close-tongued, closemouthed, cogent, common, compendiary, compendious, compendium, compressed, concentrated, condensed, contracted, crabbed, crabby, crisp, crispy, crunchy, crusty, cryptic, curmudgeonly, curtailed, cut, cut to the bone, disagreeable, discourteous, distant, distilled, docked, dumb, easy, economical of words, elegant, elliptic, elliptical, epigrammatic, epigrammatical, epitome, exact, finished, fleeting, forceful, formulaic, formulistic, frizzly, frizzy, frosty, gnomic, graceful, gracile, grouchy, gruff, harsh, hasty, ill-mannered, impolite, in a nutshell, indisposed to talk, irascible, irritable, kinky, laconic, laconical, lean, limpid, little, lucid, marrowy, monosyllabic, mum, mute, nappy, natural, neat, nipping, nippy, not verbose, not wordy, offhand, overbearing, peevish, pellucid, peremptory, perfunctory, perspicuous, petulant, piquant, pithy, platitudinous, pointed, polished, precise, pregnant, prevalent, proverbial, pruned, pungent, quaint, quick, quiet, reserved, restrained, reticent, round, rude, sententious, sharp, short and snappy, short-tempered, short-winded, shortened, shortly, shrewish, silent, snappish, snappy, snug, sparing of words, speechless, straightforward, style, summary, surly, synopsized, taciturn, tart, tasteful, taut, telegraphic, testy, the point, thumbnail, tight, tight-lipped, tongue-tied, touchy, trenchant, trim, truncated, unaffected, unceremonious, uncivil, ungracious, unlabored, unloquacious, unmannerly, untalkative, using few words, waspish, witty, word-bound, wordless, words.

Rhymes for Terse:

  1. verse, reverse, diverse, rehearse, nurse, worse, hearse, curse, transverse, submerse, purse, inverse, perverse, traverse, obverse, immerse;
  2. coerce, disperse, averse, adverse, disburse, converse;
  3. reimburse, intersperse;