Curt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɜːrt|  American pronunciation of the word curt
Brit.  |kɜːt|  British pronunciation of the word curt

adjective

- marked by rude or peremptory shortness(syn: brusk, brusque, short)

a curt reply

- brief and to the point; effectively cut short(syn: crisp, laconic, terse)

a response so curt as to be almost rude

Examples

He gave only a curt reply to the question.

...she was offended by the curt reply to her well-meaning question...

Her tone of voice was curt.

She apologized for being so curt with me.

With a curt nod, he turned away and sat down.

a response so curt as to be almost rude

...while reviewing the troops, the officer delivered a curt reprimand to one of the soldiers...

Word forms

adjective
comparative: curter
superlative: curtest
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