adjective, curt·er, curt·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM curtcurt·ly, adverbcurt·ness, noun
Definition for curt (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for curt
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