rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manner.
brief; concise; terse; laconic.
- curt·ly, adverb
- curt·ness, noun
Other definitions for Curt (2 of 2)
a male given name, form of Curtis.
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How to use curt in a sentence
The man who called me, a long-retired Chicago police officer, was alternately charming and curt.
Former Red Sox star curt Schilling says his politics are keeping him out of Cooperstown.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame | Ben Jacobs | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a darling of the left who identifies as a democratic socialist, was curt.
The senator also is curt on the subject of the D.C. political magazine that scores the votes of every member of Congress.Can This Ornery Socialist Spoil the Clinton Coronation? | David Freedlander | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wilson, who spoke to The Daily Beast from a cab on his way back up to Harlem, is curt and cold in conversation.Bad to the Drone: Amateur Flyer Appears at Harlem Wreckage | Abby Haglage | March 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
curt Smith of Tears for Fears played himself in the fifth season episode “Shawn 2.0.”
curt as is the cable it has yet scope to show up a little more of our great K.'s outfit.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
It seemed to her that she had lived for a century since the few hours before when Madame Malmaison had given her a curt dismissal.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
"That will do," said Halyard, ungraciously, which curt phrase was apparently the usual dismissal for the nurse.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
Had it not been for occasional curt, illuminative questions, Peter Gross might have thought him asleep.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
There came the hard, curt questions and the command: "Outside—hurry!"Space Prison | Tom Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for curt
rudely blunt and brief; abrupt: a curt reply
short or concise
- curtly, adverb
- curtness, noun
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