Synonym of terse

Alternative for terse

terser, tersest

Synonym: brief, compressed, concise, condensed, curt, laconic, short, succinct,


Neatly brief and concise
brief concise short compact crisp curt succinct summary clipped laconic pithy abrupt brusque epigrammatic condensed incisive elliptical gruff monosyllabic aphoristic blunt neat sententious apothegmatic capsule compendious economical elliptic telegraphic thumbnail gnomic rude snappy tart breviloquent clear-cut close compendiary cryptic exact lean pointed precise short and sweet snappish taut to the point trenchant boiled down in a nutshell cut to the bone sharp synoptic discourteous snippy offhand unceremonious impolite uncivil compressed bluff abbreviated abridged ungracious crusty caustic sparing short-spoken brisk brusk harsh no-nonsense downright churlish rough lapidary snippety witty tight surly plain-spoken shortened tactless in a few well-chosen words cavalier direct potted frank outspoken truncated summarized unmannerly contracted economic abrasive impatient meaningful undiplomatic meaty epigrammatical perfunctory straightforward summarised matter-of-fact distant indelicate rapid uncommunicative quick cutting standoffish dusty apophthegmatic upfront curtailed crude little impetuous axiomatic small piquant bad-mannered ill-mannered straight from the shoulder expressive unfriendly finely honed clever decisive thoughtless significant cogent bare cursory honed effective marrowy businesslike in few words short-and-sweet off forthright peremptory recapped compacted precipitate candid brutal bald unequivocal rehashed run-down down to brass tacks not afraid to call a spade a spade pulling no punches honest not beating about the bush not mincing one's words calling a spade a spade speaking one's mind distinct outline controlled forceful concentrated telling amusing quick-witted reticent taciturn acute vigorous testy ingenious pungent epitomised epitomized summarizing limited censorious judgmental pretentious abounding critical disapproving shortened form hurried hasty memorable catchy summarising aloof decreased imperious well structured making a long story short well tuned abstracted comprehensive run-through irascible diminished fast ephemeral unprolonged lessened in well-chosen words petulant swift decurtate cool abbreviate short and to the point graceless curtate bad-tempered dismissive transient short-tempered ill-tempered cut short not protracted unforthcoming open hearty offish good-natured genial approachable unconstrained callous inelegant rushed friendly slashing scathing drilling acerb severe biting acid sarcastic sardonic acerbic satirical mordant cheery sincere bearish blustering barefaced speaking as one finds loud disrespectful point-blank stark explicit simple unadorned uncouth impertinent hard-hitting undisguised unvarnished unqualified unembellished unpolished uncompromising insolent unladylike boorish impudent gauche inconsiderate ungallant ill-bred unhandsome ungentlemanly unmannered uncalled-for hostile straight-talking straight-shooting insensitive unkind offensive inhospitable unpleasant unfortunate plain straight unreserved plainspoken unambiguous forthcoming free-spoken truthful openhearted unguarded up-front freehearted uninhibited outright up front ingenuous clear transparent out-front categorical free foursquare guileless round artless real unconcealed naked unmistakable bare-faced natural lay it on the line from the hip like it is patent genuine realistic warts and all obvious saying what one thinks brazen call a spade a spade aboveboard unrestricted express flat-out true to life straight-out absolute definite manifest unexaggerated upright complete apparent crystal clear talking turkey certain straight-from-the-shoulder bold unevasive blatant man-to-man specific vocal unsparing unveiled unfiltered evident plain-speaking palpable lucid point blank straight to the point perspicuous raw unfeigned open-and-shut calling spade a spade laying it on the line flat tetchy unadulterated positive unrestrained undissembling total unstinting unambivalent pure undeniable nonambiguous unmitigated overt well defined definitive undissembled unreticent utter luculent emphatic easy familiar naive scrupulous heart-to-heart fair literal pellucid univocal sheer ringing decided luminous understandable broad out-and-out on the level not beating around the bush bald-faced clearly expressed bright-line on the nose open and shut gritty brutally honest forward authentic grumpy off-the-record basic vociferous glaring flagrant crabbed intolerant fundamental heartless strident opinionated square unmodified communicative sullen grim no beating around the bush ill-natured sharp-tongued innocent crotchety crabby grouchy above board speaking straight from the shoulder hard austere no lie sour cross not pulling any punches for real cold unornamented plain vanilla undecorated unbiased unprejudiced ill-humoured out of sorts patchy threadbare worn frontal unpretended parrhesiastic angry boisterous nasty morose saturnine truculent ill-humored on the up and up common right up front over-literal lacking subtlety lacking nuance unimaginative unmixed telling it like it is indubitable incontrovertible indisputable entire mere unblurred rank bodacious dead categoric crashing deadly profound blank very thoroughgoing cotton-picking consummate thorough unconditional stone plumb dreadful regular perfect arrant blooming comprehensible incontestable uncontestable unquestionable undisputable intelligible pure and simple lucent crystal limpid uncorrupted wholesome no catch detailed easily understood black and white self-evident cut-and-dried crystal-clear no holds barred no ifs ands or buts no strings attached no fine print nailed-on straight out black-and-white all-out minute exhaustive sure accurate stated easily understandable


Showing haughty disregard
cavalier haughty offhand arrogant lofty lordly supercilious condescending casual curt disdainful insolent scornful dismissive indifferent insouciant patronising patronizing unconcerned uninterested contemptuous discourteous rude unceremonious uncivil abrupt assumptive brusque bumptious chesty cursory glib hifalutin high-and-mighty highfalutin high-handed high-hat huffish huffy imperious important masterful off overweening peremptory perfunctory pompous presuming presumptuous pretentious self-asserting self-assertive sniffy stiff-necked superior toploftical toplofty ungracious uppish uppity offish pococurante take-it-or-leave-it careless inconsiderate overbearing proud snooty snotty conceited snobbish cocky egotistic self-important high and mighty stuck-up egotistical smug vain vainglorious prideful overconfident hoity-toity boastful domineering toffee-nosed audacious swaggering brash bossy snobby puffed up narcissistic opinionated bold aloof self-satisfied impudent immodest affected forward bigheaded self-opinionated pushy egoistic magisterial egoistical pontifical cocksure bragging fancy-pants swellheaded self-centered self-conceited cool cheeky hubristic blustering swollen-headed self-centred snippy ostentatious selfish bloated brazen self-confident autocratic impertinent nonchalant egocentric elitist dictatorial assuming confident biggity self-affected self-promoting self-engrossed self-congratulatory self-contented self-adulatory self-glorifying full of oneself biggety grandiose assured stuck up sneering self-assured brassy mocking authoritarian saucy la-di-da apathetic complacent contumelious big-headed blasé detached sassy scoffing lackadaisical breezy self-serving self-righteous cold-shoulder know-it-all orgulous holier-than-thou blusterous full of yourself tyrannical heedless despotic disinterested uncaring nervy officious fresh disrespectful pontificating showy dominating flippant smarty laid-back airy on high horse easy-going on your high horse jumped up wise guy devil-may-care on an ego trip free and easy too big for your boots regardless oppressive derisive above oneself smart insulting withering sententious gracious malapert heavy-handed easygoing stiff foolhardy rash disparaging slighting strutting wise persnickety posh jeering belittling pert pushful overhasty precipitate hasty abhorrent impetuous portentous relaxed swanky lax carefree informal aristocratic puffy full of contempt stuffy boasting loose happy-go-lucky flaunting high-minded la-de-da sure too big for one's breeches too big for one's boots self-respecting putting on airs braggart self-complacent self-flattering self-applauding extraverted bombastic self-loving braggy self-pleased unreserved self-gratulatory self-dramatizing blustery extroverted uninhibited stooping arbitrary vaunting unmoved exclusive inflated poncey windy trivializing obnoxious loud potty ritzy highhanded ambitious standoffish denigrating undemocratic refined willful rigid inflexible wilful anti-democratic repressive high trivialising on one's high horse bullish familiar free overbold brassbound honourable honorable lukewarm arch offensively self-assertive commanding wiseguy overfamiliar impolite slack incurious blithe previous premature pleased with yourself insensible uncurious self-aggrandizing reserved distant ironhanded dominant grand spectacular flatulent highfaluting magnificent splendid exaggerated flowery overstated presumptive remote flip tony unabashed on a high horse brazen-faced improper inappropriate shameless boldfaced barefaced procacious unblushing throwing one's weight around bold-faced rejecting contemning averse despising antipathetic turning up your nose at unsympathetic scouting looking down your nose at repudiating high falutin coercive bullying high-flown smart-alecky tyrannous autocratical overproud authoritative tyrannic dogmatic throwing one's weight about lording it iron-handed consequential preponderant imperial imperative demanding regnant ascendant prevalent couldn't-care-less blowing one's own horn reckless irresponsible daredevil derisory precipitous incautious unheeding impulsive imprudent over-venturesome headlong hot-headed over-adventurous harum-scarum wild unthinking death-or-glory madcap unwise hare-brained taunting hell-for-leather kamikaze untroubled unworried unstudied artless demeaning scathing degrading derogative snide depreciative denigratory detractive derogatory decrying pejorative uncomplimentary depreciatory deprecatory denigrative tearaway temerarious effortless leisurely superficial impassive light languid disimpassioned inattentive negligent indolent simple hard-nosed hard temperamental sardonic disapproving upstage opprobrious high hat dog it laid back assertive forceful doctrinaire puffed-up harsh aggressive uncompromising pleased with oneself obstinate unyielding draconian offensive insistent severe adamant imposing prejudiced opinionative opinioned bigoted thrusting obdurate intolerant dogmatical autarchic pigheaded loudmouth obtrusive pushing peacockish strict stubborn strident self-regarding self-absorbed self-admiring firm loudmouthed in love with oneself biased absolute full of hot air controlling hotheaded impolitic emphatic thoughtless crowing totalitarian egomaniac positive hotshot iron-fisted summary windbag certain illiberal untactful vivacious wisenheimer single-minded abusive definite in-your-face bull-headed dictative loud-mouthed defiant of fixed views blatant think too highly of oneself think a lot of oneself sarcastic self-approving goody-goody have an excessively high opinion of oneself well pleased proud of oneself too big for one's britches puffed elitist powerful cliquish masterly disciplinarian silliness giddy dizzy flighty selective self-obsessed decisive self-willed insufferable ranting majestic regal august judicial stately dignified partisan self-opinioned driven priggish wrapped up in oneself la-dee-da complaisant blowhard sure of oneself insubordinate compulsatory obligatory mandatory exacting required compulsory indulgent overindulgent over-free highbrow discriminatory effervescent trashy brazenfaced bright maladroit brisk fustian ill-mannered unmannerly swanking big-mouthed high-pressure enterprising fierce go-getting militant too big for your breeches swollen with pride nose in the air riding for a fall overoptimistic Neronian cynical hypercritical tactless big of preconceived ideas exultant monocratic as bold as brass lacking civility bad mannered lippy sharp-elbowed clamorous crack-the-whip stern throwing weight around tolerant free-and-easy despicable malicious intrusive stuck on oneself compelling undeniable rigorous decided fixed stringent finished feisty think one is the cat's whiskers think one is God's gift think one is the cat's pyjamas downright unchallengeable entrenched narrow-minded unquestionable categorical unbending out-of-line mannerless off-base pleased crude crass coarse jaunty unshrinking unembarrassed unashamed content absolutist small-minded flushed brass-necked spirited brag boast hot stuff conceity ham phony gall noisy blaring phoney fascistic fanatical one-sided unequivocal tenacious determined wrong-headed formal bullheaded prying protrusive nosey interfering busy meddling intruding meddlesome snoopy over-assertive nosy uncontrolled one-party unaccountable unconstitutional single-party gritty sure of yourself heading for a fall put down grating jarring undiplomatic on ego trip ruthless tsarist czarist merciless bold as brass coming on strong not backwards in coming forwards smart aleck smart guy smarty pants piercing raucous go-ahead subjugating cacophonous deafening jangling dissonant thundering booming shrill I'm all right, Jack well-pleased proud of yourself like a cat that has swallowed the canary flushed with success like the cat that's got the cream strong-willed gaudy ear-splitting vulgar flashy discordant snot-nosed devastating big talking jazzy tinny garish blowing one's own trumpet humiliating high-pitched metallic flirtatious arrant in driver's seat crack the whip solemn stinging biting mortifying blistering blasting searing ponderous snubbing blighting hurtful sonorous grandiloquent declamatory crushing rhetorical overblown oratorical overripe apostolic serious grave headstrong pig-headed


Having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked
impatient cross testy abrupt curt angry crabby moody piqued querulous snappy tense aggravated cantankerous disgruntled grumpy irritable irritated peeved peevish petulant prickly ratty touchy vehement annoyed brusque chippy grouchy indignant narky tetchy crotchety displeased eggy fiery irascible narked shirty choleric hotheaded impetuous irked unindulgent discontented bad-tempered hot-tempered ill-tempered quick-tempered short-tempered ill-humored ill-humoured having short fuse out of humour hot under collar crabbed huffy waspish splenetic cranky crusty miffy snaky snappish pettish soreheaded fractious dyspeptic liverish peckish peppery surly sullen bilious ill-natured disagreeable sulky fretful volatile snippy perverse sour edgy curmudgeonly like a bear with a sore head snarky scratchy snippety stuffy out of sorts raspy on a short fuse captious temperamental in a bad mood complaining churlish ornery passionate bitter thin-skinned miserable whingy morose exasperated snarling on edge stroppy sorehead mean out of humor uptight excitable whingeing sensitive mardy resentful quarrelsome vexed shrewish waxy short-fused out of temper gruff grumbling hot-blooded hot-headed acrimonious ireful oversensitive sore tooshie hacked off teed off ticked off bearish irate put out hot under the collar aggrieved hasty riled mad as cross as two sticks harsh fed up whining easily upset difficult crook tart cavilling caviling explosive spiteful mumpish brassed off cheesed off sharp nasty ticklish browned off acid peed off not best pleased foaming at the mouth bent out of shape fault-finding cross-grained in a mood emotional dissatisfied upset critical furious galled nettled enraged infuriated incensed glum cynical miffed wrathful vex huffish tough whiny carping trying fussy disturbed acrid in a temper hypersensitive saturnine dour in high dudgeon in a huff waspy grousing snuffy headstrong wrath neurotic high-strung wound up bloody-minded highly strung bothered unsociable pouty hoha overemotional misanthropic obstinate pertinacious short ropeable crybaby ungracious ruffled frustrated offended flustered harassed pouting angered steamed up gloomy impulsive maddened provoked troubled violent salty blue griping jumpy froward melodramatic scunnered awkward growling fretting childish blunt cussed chuffy inflammable vicious willful wilful ugly in a lather easily offended having got out of bed the wrong side having got out of bed on the wrong side easily provoked nasty-tempered out-of-sorts in bad mood prima donna-ish arsey quick affronted sarcastic hurt harried agitated unpleasant vitriolic spunky acerbic acute hassled snarly zowerswopped atrabilious snitty perversely irritable argumentative feisty bristly contentious truculent worked up hypercritical uncooperative contrary murmuring plaintive unruly frowning moping mopish toey iracund brooding iracundulous disputatious sharp-tongued sharp-tempered censorious malicious venomous vinegary malignant vindictive filthy obstreperous dicey hazardous unsafe unpredictable wired up perturbable bundle of nerves agitable mopey dejected broody kittle fierce mopy skittish wounded apt to fly off the handle grumbly moaning negative crying deploring scrappy lamenting bemoaning whimpering wailing foul-tempered easily frightened easily agitated huffy irascible hard to please over-emotional unhappy disaffected malcontent envious chagrined discontent restless picky malcontented kvetching perturbed ungratified disquieted livid apoplectic sick and tired out of joint sick to death steamed wild fed up to the teeth wroth faultfinding aerated with a chip on your shoulder fed up to the back teeth hopping mad up in arms on the warpath in a paddy fit to be tied in a bate outraged fuming distressed rabid steaming rankled ballistic ticked inflamed roiled enflamed worried disappointed foaming hot infuriate riley hopping horn-mad choked seething pained boiling discouraged insulted stung disgusted beside oneself anxious raging rattled depressed disheartened afflicted weary going crook in a pet in a fume confused disconcerted blue in the face injured unsatisfied nervous discomposed grieved seeing red bored in a frenzy off the air sick tired antagonized chafed saddened unsettled uneasy shaken unglued incandescent shocked antagonised apprehensive slighted antsy embittered hostile hung up ill at ease in a tizzy beside yourself fretted dark goaded sad bugged tormented dismayed anguished heated burned up black distraught hot and bothered het up dirty gutted needled thrown spare discountenanced aflutter gnashing one's teeth atwitter discombobulated inconvenienced frightened alarmed overwrought rancorous shook up jaded down malevolent wearied bellyaching concerned blasé restive hateful excited grudging unfulfilled perplexed grieving low antagonistic out of countenance unpleased unnerved discomfited unsated very angry raving fazed muddled frenzied ill-disposed insecure dithery queasy queazy nervy at daggers drawn frantic jittery unquiet hinky goosey unzipped ranting mortified cut up bummed out broken up blown a gasket unimpressed stressed out stressed defiant reproachful burning with excitement good and mad mad as hell snubbed wry dishonored humiliated ready to be tied unforgiving crazy umbrageous dishonoured revengeful p.o.'d scornful disrespected blazing berserk defeated crabbing uncontent kicking crackers wronged smouldering flaming harmed insane weighty hard annoying distressing rebellious as black as thunder bad tempered hacked ill-used woeful disapproving of rousted roused embarrassed stewed factious carrying a chip on your shoulder up the wall falling apart hysterical irrational histrionic blazing mad flaming mad browned-off persecuted oppressed victimised victimized disapproving regretful dogged scandalized buffaloed dissentious troublemaking despondent asea storming scandalised very upset in a wax out of control in a towering rage ennuied sniveling put-out unassuaged begrudging insatiable fed-up unappeased jaundiced not satisfied jealous menacing nitpicking exacerbated beset puzzled tortured pestered afraid harrowed worried stiff scared terrified fearful plagued in a rage all steamed up overcome with anger with all guns blazing at end of one's rope boiling mad pushed too far at boiling point raging mad rubbed the wrong way in a filthy temper beside yourself with rage disconsolate disillusioned downcast smoldering sick as a parrot hard done by snivelling twitchy threatening melancholic forlorn joyless cheerless strained stressy belligerent aggressive unfriendly belly-aching out of place self-conscious uncomfortable like a fish out of water disenchanted crestfallen doleful downhearted inconsolable evil wicked full of hate full of dislike maleficent baleful sorrowful malign glowering louring poisonous malefic bored by surfeited by weary of distressed by glutted by surfeited with jaded with jaded by satiated by surfeited sated satiated dismal glutted with evil-intentioned hate-filled bewildered distracted revolted sickened low-spirited have had it up to here with repulsed have had enough nauseated have had a basinful of have had something up to here nonplussed flurried repelled flummoxed fuddled abashed floored appalled nauseous up to here at sea verklempt caught off balance shook-up messed-up in botheration psyched-out mixed-up taken aback thrown off balance aghast in disorder amazed come apart psyched out at sixes and sevens all torn up grossed out turned off


Forceful, or having an immediate impact
punchy forceful effective incisive animated dynamic enthusiastic impressive powerful strong vigorous vivacious zestful cogent compelling convincing dramatic eloquent influential passionate persuasive striking telling aggressive authoritative effectual forcible graphic great irresistible moving potent vivid in-your-face zappy pithy succinct hard-hitting mighty powerhouse puissant gutsy almighty weighty acute explosive ferocious violent hard blistering intense lucid sharp hefty tremendous heavy-duty titanic energetic expressive clear severe commanding efficacious dominant plausible sound smart credible logical reasonable reasoned unanswerable satisfying coherent heavy significant important overpowering overwhelming rational well founded trenchant elemental ball of fire knockout extreme driving drastic turbulent stark efficient capable able impactful fierce pertinent charming direct on the ball theatric histrionical exciting graceful meaningful vehement sufficient well-founded articulate definitive relevant emphatic well reasoned successful performant imposing grand material high-powered crushing brutal redoubtable formidable devastating sturdy spanking go-getter useful grievous vicious thunderous savage conclusive valid decisive explicit detailed steamroller coming on strong constraining punch virile stringent take-charge take-over electric illustrative lively pictorial picturesque descriptive uninhibited startling colourful realistic shocking lurid rich delineated visual well-drawn photographic highly coloured unequivocal well drawn well defined stirring precise definite lifelike perspicuous colorful full concrete well delineated well expressed distinct comprehensible intelligible figurative leaving nothing to the imagination solid satisfactory suasive crucial inducing believable consequential incontestable reliable urgent coercive affecting touching swaying stimulating operative good firm revealing incontrovertible silver-tongued compulsive convictive unassailable productive considerable irrefutable assuasive glib smooth-tongued pointed justified consistent probable fluent momentous well-grounded active substantial inspiring impelling acceptable enticing alluring seductive unmistakable trustworthy indubitable categorical intelligent assured clear-cut practical workable determinative well-defined competent undeniable eye-catching armed insistent orderly systematic methodical compulsory apt apposite fitting marked impactive militant assertive noticeable likely well organized eventful salient conspicuous verisimilar well-established colourable speaking crystalline evident winning true-to-life possible believeable faithful carrying conviction trusty hopeful presumable dependable authentic decided undisputed obvious infallible ingenious insightful unambiguous intuitive inspirational pivotal silky slick smooth-talking motivating instrumental rousing inveigling suasory unctuous actuating luring smooth wheedling pregnant fateful provocative swayful formative guiding monumental central responsible contributory controlling encouraging masterful motivational robust critical purposeful far-reaching animating suggestive helpful valuable meaning well-spoken revelatory beneficial indicative well-expressed functional magniloquent grandiloquent rhetorical ardent fervid fervent impassioned smooth-spoken well spoken outspoken vocal poignant sententious facund voluble of help requisite serviceable advantageous constructive of use suitable of assistance fruitful adequate enough worthwhile not taking no for an answer sustainable right justifiable sensible grounded prudent just bona fide defensible congruent legit viable accurate supportable maintainable proven balanced perceptive sane defendable deductive confirmed informed arguable true commonsensical astute levelheaded discerning pragmatic analytical germane commonsense legitimate sober consequent analytic vindicable commonsensible stable uncorrupted attested tested intellectual kosher able to hold water down-to-earth holding water matter-of-fact well-reasoned well-advised clear-headed well grounded well thought out well advised

Antonym of terse

terse Idiom, Proverb

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