Terse

Definition of Terse

a.1.Appearing as if rubbed or wiped off; rubbed; smooth; polished.
Many stones, . . . although terse and smooth, have not this power attractive.
- Sir T. Browne.
2.Refined; accomplished; - said of persons.
3.Elegantly concise; free of superfluous words; polished to smoothness; as, terse language; a terse style.
Terse, luminous, and dignified eloquence.
- Macaulay.
A poet, too, was there, whose verse
Was tender, musical, and terse.
- Longfellow.

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