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Synonyms of curt in English:


  • ‘No,’ was his curt reply
    gruff, offhand, unceremonious, ungracious, rude, impolite, discourteous, uncivil;
    laconic, brief, succinct, compact, pithy, to the point, economical
    informal snippy
    British rare dusty
    [Antonyms] polite, expansive
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    curt, brusque, abrupt, terse
    See brusque

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