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curt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word curt

Definition
(adj) marked by rude or peremptory shortness
Synonyms : brusk , brusque , short
Example Sentence
  • try to cultivate a less brusque manner
  • a curt reply
  • the salesgirl was very short with him

Definition
(adj) brief and to the point; effectively cut short
Synonyms : crisp , laconic , terse
Example Sentence
  • a crisp retort
  • a response so curt as to be almost rude
  • the laconic reply; `yes'
  • short and terse and easy to understand

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for curt

curt—CurT— cutting means making brief, concise, shorten, Also sounds like hURT—so one who hurt is rude, so meaning is RUDE BRIEFLY
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"Current" shock is short but does damage to the point.
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Curt Shot-Cut... Yana mind it...
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CURTail
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