Definition of curt in English:


Syllabification: curt
Pronunciation: /kərt




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  • He waits until you speak to him, so that he can respond as curtly and bluntly as possible.
  • He replied curtly as we questioned him on his current drinking habits.
  • Many of the people I address in Portuguese curtly respond in French.


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  • And sorry for the curtness - I appreciate Lindsey's challenge, and think it's very cool that he's posting about this stuff, but I'm trying to be really brief and I apologize if that comes off wrong.
  • Employing that odd mixture of world weariness and curtness that has become your trademark - the sigh, the swift turning of the back and a clipped phrase delivered over the shoulder as you aim for the door - you damned the whole lot of us.
  • Even in the latter vocation, however, his famous curtness has caused him to sound the odd ordinary note.


late Middle English (in the sense 'short, shortened'): from Latin curtus 'cut short, abridged'.

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