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Tuesday September 27, 2016

Curt (kurt)

Rudely brief in speech; speaking in an abrupt manner, brusque, blunt

Usage Examples

  • The man refused the offer with the curt response, "I'm not interested!"
  • It was apparent he was in a bad mood. He was being curt with everyone.

Word Usage Tip


  • The officer was very SHORT AND RUDE with me, firmly telling me to get out of the car without explanation as to what I had done wrong.
  • The officer was very CURT with me, firmly telling me to get out of the car without explanation as to what I had done wrong.

THINK... how can you use curt in a conversation today?

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