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Definition of curtly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

curtly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːtli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrtli//
 
 
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in a way that may appear rude because very few words are used, or because something is done very quickly synonym abruptly, brusquely He nodded curtly.