crisp, curt, laconic, terse

(adjective) 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”

brusque, brusk, curt, short

(adjective) marked by rude or peremptory shortness; “try to cultivate a less brusque manner”; “a curt reply”; “the salesgirl was very short with him”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun


A short form of the male given name Curtis

A male given name from Germanic languages, an anglicized spelling of Kurt


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curt (comparative curter, superlative curtest)

Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.

Synonym: brusque

Short or concise.


curt (third-person singular simple present curts, present participle curting, simple past and past participle curted)

(obsolete, rare) To cut, cut short, shorten.


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Source: Wiktionary

Curt (krt), a. Etym: [L. curtus; cf. Skr. kart to cut. Cf. Curtail.]

Definition: Characterized by exessive brevity; short; rudely concise; as, curt limits; a curt answer. The curt, yet comprehensive reply. W. Irving.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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