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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcurtcurt /kɜːt $ kɜːrt/ adjective  RUDE/IMPOLITEusing very few words in a way that seems rude syn abrupt With a curt nod, he turned away and sat down. a curt notecurtly adverbcurtness noun [uncountable]
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curtThe rap on the door was hard and curt.Polly was curt and businesslike with her clients.I responded with curt answers tempered with moderate annoyance.She hadn't missed the sting in the tail in that curt directive.It was too absurd - the invitation, then this curt dismissal, as if I had exhausted his patience.She answered their questions with a curt "No comment".This diligence can only be exercised once the curt papers have been served on the debtor.Her story was sent back with a curt rejection note.Charman's curt reviews got slightly more excitable as the year drew on.Blanche gave a few more curt television interviews, voicing her horror at the murder and appealing for any information.He responded with a curt, three-sentence letter.His curt tone made her stomach lurch.
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