- 1. short; short and rude; abrupt: »
a curt remark. His curt way of speaking makes him seem rude.o> A curt nod was the only notice he gave that he knew she was there.SYNONYM(S): brusque. See syn. under blunt. (Cf. ↑blunt)–curt´ly, adverb.–curt´ness, noun.
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curt´ly — curt «kurt», adjective. 1. short; short and rude; abrupt: »a curt remark. His curt way of speaking makes him seem rude.o> A curt nod was the only notice he gave that he knew she was there. SYNONYM(S): brusque. See syn. under blunt. (Cf.… … Useful english dictionary
curt — curt·ly; curt·ness; curt; curt·sy; … English syllables
curt — [[t]kɜrt[/t]] adj. er, est 1) rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manner 2) brief; concise; terse 3) short; shortened • Etymology: 1620–30; < L curtus shortened curt′ly, adv. curt′ness, n. syn: See blunt … From formal English to slang
blunt´ness — blunt «bluhnt», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. without a sharp edge or point: »He sharpened the blunt knife. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under dull. (Cf. ↑dull) 2. Figurative. saying what one thinks very frankly, without trying to be tactful; outspoken; … Useful english dictionary
a|brupt´ness — a|brupt «uh BRUHPT», adjective. 1. showing sudden change; unexpected: »He made an abrupt turn to avoid hitting another car. SYNONYM(S): hasty. 2. very steep: »The road made an abrupt rise up the hill. SYNONYM(S): precipitous. See syn. under ste … Useful english dictionary
brusque´ness — brusque «bruhsk», adjective. abrupt in manner or speech; blunt: »He was brusque in saying “I don t like it” when he could have said “No, thank you.” SYNONYM(S): curt, bluff. ╂[< French brusque < Italian brusco coarse < Late Latin brūscus … Useful english dictionary
snip´pi|ness — snip|py «SNIHP ee», adjective, pi|er, pi|est. 1. Informal. sharp; curt. 2. Informal. haughty; disdainful … Useful english dictionary
suc|cinct´ness — suc|cinct «suhk SIHNGKT», adjective. 1. expressed briefly and clearly; expressing much in few words; concise: »His letter was succinct, with all the major points on one page. A tale should be judicious, clear, succinct (William Cowper).… … Useful english dictionary
curtness — curt·ness … English syllables
Curtness — Curt ness, n. The quality of bing curt. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English