adjective, curt·er, curt·est.
Origin of curt
Examples from the Web for curtness
At least it seemed so to Helen, who attributed the curtness to Hester's being hurt at being asked such a question.Hester's Counterpart|Jean K. Baird
She snapped out her orders with a curtness that brought a jerkily quick response from forty waving Indian clubs.Just Patty|Jean Webster
"Tell him I will attend to Mr. Smith," she said with a curtness that matched Calamity's own.Captain Calamity|Rolf Bennett
Ratcliffe looked sternly at the baron and said, with some curtness, that he saw no reason to accept such conclusions.Democracy An American Novel|Henry Adams
Though she herself was at fault, the curtness of his message aroused her irritation.The Salamander|Owen Johnson