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Definitions of curt

  1. marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Characterized by excessive brevity; short; rudely concise; as, curt limits; a curt answer. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Abrupt; short; as, a curt answer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Curtly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Curtness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Short; concise; abrupt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Concise and abrupt; short; sharp; brusk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Short; abrupt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The present month. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Short; abrupt; brief and ill-natured; snappish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. In letter-writing and commercial correspondence, a common contraction of current, used to designate this month, that is, the month in which the letter is written, as 15th curt.: instant, and its contr. inst., noting a day of the present or current month, as 10th inst.: proximo, or its contr. prox., noting a day of the next month, as, on the 4th prox.: ultimo, or its contr. ult., noting a day in the last month, or the month preceding the present, as, on the 6th ult. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. kurt, adj. short: concise: discourteously brief or summary.--adj. CURT'[=A]TE, shortened or reduced; applied to the distance of a planet from the sun or earth reduced to the plane of the ecliptic.--n. CURT[=A]'TION.--adv. CURT'LY.--n. CURT'NESS. [L. curtus, shortened.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Discourteously brief; terse, concise; (lit.) short. Hence curtly adv., curtness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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