terseness

  • 1terseness — terse ► ADJECTIVE (terser, tersest) ▪ sparing in the use of words; abrupt. DERIVATIVES tersely adverb terseness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «polished, trim»: from Latin tersus wiped, polished …

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  • 2Terseness — Terse Terse, a. [Compar. {Terser}; superl. {Tersest}.] [L. tersus, p. p. of tergere to rub or wipe off.] 1. Appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Many stones, . . . although terse and smooth, have… …

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  • 3terseness — noun see terse …

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  • 4terseness — See tersely. * * * …

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  • 5terseness — noun The characteristic of being terse …

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  • 6terseness — terse·ness || tÉœrsnɪs /tɜːs n. conciseness, succinctness, curtness, abruptness …

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  • 7terseness — terse·ness …

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  • 8terseness — noun a neatly short and concise expressive style • Ant: ↑verboseness • Derivationally related forms: ↑terse • Hypernyms: ↑expressive style, ↑style • Hyponyms: ↑ …

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  • 9POETRY — This article is arranged according to the following outline (for modern poetry, see hebrew literature , Modern; see also prosody ): biblical poetry introduction the search for identifiable indicators of biblical poetry the presence of poetry in… …

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  • 10Ed (text editor) — ed is the standard text editor on the Unix operating system. ed was originally written by Ken Thompson and contains one of the first implementations of regular expressions. Prior to that implementation, the concept of regular expressions was only …

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  • 11poetry — ‘All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’ (William Wordsworth, 1801). The distinction in modern literature between prose and poetry is difficult to apply to the Bible, but there is a tradition that regards certain OT… …

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  • 12brevity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. concision, briefness, shortness, transientness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shortness, conciseness, concision, briefness, terseness, pointedness, pithiness, compression, succinctness, crispness,… …

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  • 13conciseness — noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑concision, ↑pithiness, ↑succinctness • Derivationally related forms: ↑succinct (for: ↑ …

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  • 14laconicism — noun terseness of expression • Syn: ↑laconism • Hypernyms: ↑terseness …

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  • 15pithiness — noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words • Syn: ↑conciseness, ↑concision, ↑succinctness • Derivationally related forms: ↑succinct (for: ↑succinctness), ↑ …

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  • 16succinctness — noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words • Syn: ↑conciseness, ↑concision, ↑pithiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑succinct, ↑pithy (for: ↑pithines …

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  • 17Brevities — Brevity Brev i*ty, n.; pl. {Brevities}. [L. brevitas, fr. brevis short: cf. F. bri[ e]vit[ e]. See {Brief}.] 1. Shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity of human life. [1913 Webster] 2. Contraction into few words; conciseness.… …

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  • 18Brevity — Brev i*ty, n.; pl. {Brevities}. [L. brevitas, fr. brevis short: cf. F. bri[ e]vit[ e]. See {Brief}.] 1. Shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity of human life. [1913 Webster] 2. Contraction into few words; conciseness. [1913… …

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  • 19Cryptic — Cryp tic (kr[i^]p t[i^]k), Cryptical Cryp tic*al ( t? kal), a. [L. crypticus, Gr. kryptiko s, fr. kry ptein to hide.] Hidden; secret; occult. Her [nature s] more cryptic ways of working. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. incomprehensible to those not… …

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  • 20Cryptical — Cryptic Cryp tic (kr[i^]p t[i^]k), Cryptical Cryp tic*al ( t? kal), a. [L. crypticus, Gr. kryptiko s, fr. kry ptein to hide.] Hidden; secret; occult. Her [nature s] more cryptic ways of working. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. incomprehensible to… …

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