Terse vs Transistory - What's the difference?

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Terse is a related term of transistory.




  • (obsolete) Polished, burnished; smooth; fine, neat, spruce.
  • (of speech or style) Brief, concise, to the point.
  • * 1907 , , title page:
  • "A consise and comprehensive dictionary of general knowledge consisting of over 16,000 terse and original articles on nearly all subjects discussed in larger encyclopaedias,"
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=June 4, author=Lewis Smith, work=the Guardian
  • , title= Queen's English Society says enuf is enough, innit? , passage=Having attempted to identify a role for the society and its magazine, Quest, "for the next 40 years", the society chairman, Rhea Williams, decided it was time to close. She announced the group's demise in a terse message to members following the annual meeting, which just 22 people attended.}}
  • Abruptly or brusquely short.
  • Synonyms

    * abrupt * brusque * concise * curt * succinct * laconic * See also


    * verbose * prolix

    Derived terms

    * tersely * terseness


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    Not English

    Transistory has no English definition. It may be misspelled.

    English words similar to 'transistory':

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