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terse, laconic, curt, crisp
adj. brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"
short, curt, brusk, brusque
adj. marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"

Fuzzynyms (43)

terse, laconic, curt, crisp
adj. brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"
sententious
adj. abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
unceremonious
adj. without due formalities; "unceremonious dismissal from office"
short, curt, brusk, brusque
adj. marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
rude, uncivil
adj. lacking civility or good manners; "want nothing from you but to get away from your uncivil tongue"- Willa Cather
point-blank
adj. close enough to go straight to the target; "point-blank range"; "a point-blank shot"
point-blank
adj. close enough to go straight to the target; "point-blank range"; "a point-blank shot"
heavy-handed, roughshod
adj. unjustly domineering; "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
ill-humoured, ill-humored, gruff, curmudgeonly, crusty
adj. brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply"
churlish
adj. having a bad disposition; surly; "churlish as a bear"- Shakespeare
sharp, precipitous, abrupt
adj. extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
hasty
adj. excessively quick; "made a hasty exit"; "a headlong rush to sell"
acerb, vitriolic, virulent, sulphurous, sulfurous, caustic, blistering, bitter, acrid, acid, acerbic
adj. harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
quiet
adj. of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
upstage, distant, aloof
adj. remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
sarcastic
adj. expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
taciturn
adj. habitually reserved and uncommunicative

Synonyms (16)

apothegmatic, epigrammatic, aphoristic
adj. terse and witty and like a maxim; "much given to apothegmatic instruction"
summary, succinct, compact, compendious
adj. briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
cryptic
adj. having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note"
elliptical, elliptic
adj. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements; "the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"; "the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor
sententious
adj. abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; "too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
telegraphic
adj. having the style of a telegram with many short words left out; "telegraphic economy of words"; "the strange telegraphic speech of some aphasics"
unceremonious
adj. without due formalities; "unceremonious dismissal from office"
ungallant, unchivalrous, caddish
adj. offensively discourteous

Antonyms (9)

long-winded, wordy, windy, verbose, tedious
adj. using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"
wandering, meandering, winding, rambling
adj. of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"

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