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curt


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curt  \Curt\  (k[u^]rt),  a.  [L.  curtus;  cf  Skr.  kart  to  cut.  Cf 
  {Curtail}.] 
  Characterized  by  excessive  brevity;  short;  rudely  concise; 
  as  curt  limits;  a  curt  answer. 
 
  The  curt,  yet  comprehensive  reply.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curt 
  adj  1:  marked  by  rude  or  peremptory  shortness;  "try  to  cultivate  a 
  less  brusque  manner";  "a  curt  reply";  "the  salesgirl 
  was  very  short  with  him"  [syn:  {brusque},  {brusk},  {short(p)}] 
  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"  [syn:  {crisp},  {laconic},  {terse}] 




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