English to Xhosa Meaning :: terse

Terse :
posikhadi
- posikhaditerselyterseness
 

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Adjective(1) brief and to the point; effectively cut short

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(1) It's not so much that he is a good writer: there are lots of people out there who can write with angry terse eloquence, even if not enough do.(2) I got a terse letter informing me he had raised the issues I had mentioned with the relevant parties and he could do no more for me.(3) He will also be fondly remembered for terse and often humorous phrases, anecdotes and gems of wisdom.(4) The language in the book is terse and concise, almost laconic, and very much to the point.(5) The pity and the terror of the situation is conveyed in terse crisp prose.(6) The terse statement issued by both parties today didn't elaborate on the deal.(7) As the terse replies pile up, I am on the point of suggesting that he looks weary, as though his dog has died, only for it to emerge that his dog has died.(8) His work is a collection of many short terse sentences which convey the barest minimum of teaching about yoga.(9) The author favours short, spare sentences and a terse descriptive style.(10) The material is clearly set out in short, terse points and this enables you to save time researching vast amounts of material.(11) The submitted essays range in length from a few terse words to a screenful of close type.(12) As far as I can tell, the Times has yet to expand on its original terse and unbylined story.(13) Naturally, the major agencies have all issued terse statements rejecting the allegations.(14) The board also issued a terse statement which was a big slap in the face for their second-largest individual shareholder.(15) The terse , 10-word motion will be considered by members in a special hour-long debate this afternoon.(16) It is his kind, if rather terse and gruff manner that has turned his shop into an excellent meeting place for people and ideas.
Synonyms
Adjective
1. brief ::
emfutshane
2. short ::
short
3. to the point ::
ukuya kwinqanaba
4. concise ::
ngamafuphi
5. succinct ::
ngamafuphi
6. crisp ::
mnandi
7. pithy ::
abuhlungu
8. incisive ::
incisive
9. trenchant ::
trenchant
10. short and sweet ::
elifutshane sweet
11. laconic ::
laconic
12. elliptical ::
okweqanda
13. brusque ::
ngqwabalala
14. abrupt ::
ngokukhawuleza
15. curt ::
UCurt
17. blunt ::
ehlabayo
18. pointed ::
kwakubonisa
19. ungracious ::
kwabangabuleliyo
20. gruff ::
elirhabaxa
Antonyms
1. circuitous ::
circuitous
2. diffuse ::
kwentamo
3. prolix ::
njengeproliksi
4. verbose ::
ukuba namazwi
5. windy ::
kunomoya
Different Forms
terse, tersely, terseness
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