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Definition of curt adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a person's manner or behavior) appearing rude because very few words are used, or because something is done in a very quick way synonym abrupt, brusque
  2. 2 a curt reply a curt nod A curt note of rejection arrived from the company director. His tone was curt and unfriendly.
noun [uncountable]
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