curt

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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.

curt

(kɜːt)
adj
1. rudely blunt and brief; abrupt: a curt reply.
2. short or concise
[C17: from Latin curtus cut short, mutilated]
ˈcurtly adv
ˈcurtness n

curt

(kɜrt)

adj. -er, -est.
1. rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manner.
2. brief; concise; terse.
3. short; shortened.
[1620–30; < Latin curtus shortened]
curt′ly, adv.
curt′ness, n.
syn: See blunt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.curt - marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
discourteous - showing no courtesy; rude; "a distant and at times discourteous young"
2.curt - 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"
concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"

curt

adjective terse, short, brief, sharp, summary, blunt, rude, tart, abrupt, gruff, brusque, offhand, ungracious, uncivil, unceremonious, snappish 'The matter is closed,' was his curt reply.

curt

adjective
Rudely unceremonious:
Translations
مُقْتَضَب، جاف، فَظ
odměřenýúsečný
afmåltkort for hovedet
stuttaralegur
atžarumastrumpai ir atžariaitrumpas ir atžarus
aprautsstrups
kabanezaketsizce kısa

curt

[kɜːt] ADJ [person, tone] → seco, corto; [nod] → brusco

curt

[ˈkɜːrt] adj [person] → brusque, sec(sèche); [response, reply] → brusque, sec(sèche); [tone] → sec(sèche); [nod] → bref(brève)

curt

adj (+er) personkurz angebunden, barsch; verbal reply alsoknapp; letter, nod, refusalkurz, knapp; to be curt with somebodyzu jdm kurz angebunden sein

curt

[kɜːt] adjbrusco/a, secco/a
with a curt nod → con un breve cenno del capo

curt

(kəːt) adjective
rudely brief. a curt reply.
ˈcurtly adverb
ˈcurtness noun
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