Pronunciation Adjective

curt (comparative curter, superlative curtest)

  1. Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
    Synonyms: brusque
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “XVIII and XIX”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855 ↗:
      Again I begged her to keep an eye on her blood pressure and not get so worked up, and once more she brushed me off, this time with a curt request that I would go and boil my head. [...] Beginning with a curt “Listen, Buster,” she proceeded to sketch out with admirable clearness the salient points in the situation as she envisaged it {{...}
  2. Short or concise.
Translations Translations Verb

curt (curts, present participle curting; past and past participle curted)

  1. (obsolete, rare) To cut, cut short, shorten.
    • Curting thy life, hee takes thy Card away.
Related terms
Proper noun
  1. A short form of the male given name Curtis
  2. A male given name, an anglicized spelling of Kurt

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