curtly


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curt

 (kûrt)
adj. curt·er, curt·est
1. Rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner: was curt and businesslike in the meeting; acknowledged him with a curt nod. See Synonyms at gruff.
2. Terse or condensed: a curt text message.

[Middle English, short, brief, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin curtus; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

curt′ly adv.
curt′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.curtly - in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
Translations
باقْتِضاب، بِفَظاظـه
úsečně
afmåltkort for hovedet
kurtán
stuttaralega
úsečne
kabacanezaketsizce

curtly

[ˈkɜːtlɪ] ADV [say, reply] → bruscamente, secamente; [nod] → bruscamente

curtly

[ˈkɜːrtli] adv [say, reply] → sèchement
to nod curtly → faire un bref signe de tête

curtly

adv reply, nodkurz, knapp; refusekurzerhand

curtly

[ˈkɜːtlɪ] advbruscamente, seccamente

curt

(kəːt) adjective
rudely brief. a curt reply.
ˈcurtly adverb
ˈcurtness noun
References in classic literature ?
If I was to say which of the two she was best adapted for, I'd say she'd make a better heathen," remarked Miranda curtly.
The watchful guard, with his right hand at the stock of his raised blunderbuss, his left at the barrel, and his eye on the horseman, answered curtly, "Sir.
They'd say," returned my sister, curtly, "pretty well.
He asked how long the holiday was for, and they replied curtly that it was for an unlimited period, as Mlle.
Recollecting, however, that the valiant Amadis was not content to call himself curtly Amadis and nothing more, but added the name of his kingdom and country to make it famous, and called himself Amadis of Gaul, he, like a good knight, resolved to add on the name of his, and to style himself Don Quixote of La Mancha, whereby, he considered, he described accurately his origin and country, and did honour to it in taking his surname from it.
First show me your warrants," said Sir Richard curtly.
Having curtly pronounced these words, Captain Nemo bowed slightly.
Thus they applied very curtly to the salutations, healths, and jokes of their companions.
Nay, nay, my name's Faux, I know nothing o' Freelys," said Jonathan, curtly.
He stood before Newman a moment, breathing quickly and softly, and shaking his forefinger curtly as his host pointed to a chair.
I never think of him," I said curtly, "but I suppose Dona Rita's feelings, instincts, call it what you like - or only her chivalrous fidelity to her mistakes - "
The less noise the better," said Lord Roxton, curtly.