short-spoken


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short-spo·ken

(shôrt′spō′kən)
adj.
Given to shortness or abruptness in manner or speech; curt.

short-spoken

adj
tending to be abrupt in speech

short′-spo′ken



adj.
speaking in a short, brief, or curt manner.
[1860–65]
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short-spoken

adjective
Rudely unceremonious:
References in classic literature ?
The young clerk flushed with pleasure at this chorus of praise, rude and indiscriminate indeed, and yet so much heartier and less grudging than any which he had ever heard from the critical brother Jerome, or the short-spoken Abbot.
They must have done this considering your being so short-spoken today," Pashinyan said.
MacNamara brought these findings to his boss, General Curtis LeMay, a short-spoken, combative individual who expected his orders to be followed to the letter.