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terseness

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Synonyms and Antonyms of terseness

  1. the quality or state of being marked by or using only few words to convey much meaning the terseness of my replies simply meant that I was too busy to talk at that time Synonyms brevity, briefness, compactness, conciseness, concision, crispness, pithiness, sententiousness, succinctnessRelated Words abruptness, bluntness, brusqueness, curtness, shortnessNear Antonyms periphrasis, pleonasm, redundancy, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, tautologyAntonyms diffuseness, long-windedness, prolixity, verbosity, wordiness


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