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curtly

[ kurt-lee ]
/ ˈkɜrt li /
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adverb
so briefly or stiffly as to seem rude or snippy; tersely: The officer saw my foreign passport and curtly ordered me to step aside. Saying nothing, she nodded curtly at me and pointed to one of the two chairs.
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