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Meaning of CURT

Pronunciation:  kurt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"

CURT is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: brusk, brusque, concise, crisp, discourteous, laconic, short(p), terse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Curt\ (k[u^]rt), a. [L. curtus; cf. Skr. kart to cut. Cf.
Characterized by excessive brevity; short; rudely concise;
as, curt limits; a curt answer.

      The curt, yet comprehensive reply.       --W. Irving.

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