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CURT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does curt mean? 

CURT (adjective)
  The adjective CURT has 2 senses:

1. marked by rude or peremptory shortness
2. brief and to the point; effectively cut short

  Familiarity information: CURT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CURT (adjective)


Sense 1curt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by rude or peremptory shortness

Synonyms:

brusk; brusque; curt; short

Context examples:

try to cultivate a less brusque manner / a curt reply / the salesgirl was very short with him

Similar:

discourteous (showing no courtesy; rude)


Sense 2curt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Brief and to the point; effectively cut short

Synonyms:

laconic; terse; curt; crisp

Context examples:

a crisp retort / a response so curt as to be almost rude / the laconic reply; 'yes' / short and terse and easy to understand

Similar:

concise (expressing much in few words)


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