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terse
used in Queen of Babble

3 uses
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Definition
using words sparingly

(Depending upon the context, this can have a negative connotation of minimizing social interaction due to ill feelings.)
  • Luke says tersely.
  • Who snakes out an arm, grabs me by the shoulder, and pulls me into the room with a terse "Please go away, Craig" to her future son-in-law before slamming the door shut behind us.
  • But before I can say anything, he asks, in a voice that's very different from the terse one in which, a few minutes earlier, he suggested we just forget about it, "How did you know?

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