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curt reply

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  • curt — [ kɜrt ] adjective using few words in a way that shows you are impatient or angry: a curt reply/note/announcement She apologized for being so curt with me. ╾ curt|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curt — [kʉrt] adj. [L curtus: see SHORT] 1. Archaic short or shortened 2. brief, esp. to the point of rudeness; terse or brusque [a curt reply] SYN. BLUNT curtly adv. curtness n …   English World dictionary

  • curt — [[t]kɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say describe someone as curt, you mean that they speak or reply in a brief and rather rude way. Her tone of voice was curt... The matter is closed, was the curt reply. Syn: abrupt, brusque Derived words: curtly …   English dictionary

  • curt — UK [kɜː(r)t] / US [kɜrt] adjective Word forms curt : adjective curt comparative curter superlative curtest using few words in a way that shows you are impatient or angry a curt reply/note/announcement She apologized for being so curt with me.… …   English dictionary

  • Curt — (k[u^]rt), a. [L. curtus; cf. Skr. kart to cut. Cf. {Curtail}.] Characterized by excessive brevity; short; rudely concise; as, curt limits; a curt answer. [1913 Webster] The curt, yet comprehensive reply. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reply — I n. 1) to give, make; send a reply 2) to draw, elicit a reply 3) a curt, gruff; immediate, prompt; stinging; succinct; sullen; terse; witty reply 4) in reply (to nod in reply) 5) in reply to (in reply to your letter) II v. 1) to reply… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reply — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, monosyllabic (esp. BrE) ▪ blunt, curt, short, terse ▪ His reply was short and to the point …   Collocations dictionary

  • curt — adj. Curt is used with these nouns: ↑dismissal, ↑nod, ↑reply, ↑tone …   Collocations dictionary

  • blunt — bluntly, adv. bluntness, n. /blunt/, adj., blunter, bluntest, v., n. adj. 1. having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point; rounded; not sharp: a blunt pencil. 2. abrupt in address or manner: a blunt, ill timed question. 3. slow in perception or …   Universalium

  • blunt — [[t]blʌnt[/t]] adj. blunt•er, blunt•est, v. 1) having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point: a blunt pencil[/ex] 2) abrupt and direct in address or manner; frank 3) slow in perception or understanding; obtuse 4) to make blunt; dull 5) to weaken …   From formal English to slang

  • brusk — adjective marked by rude or peremptory shortness try to cultivate a less brusque manner a curt reply the salesgirl was very short with him • Syn: ↑brusque, ↑curt, ↑short • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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