1 rudely blunt and brief; abrupt
a curt reply
2 short or concise
(C17: from Latin curtus cut short, mutilated)
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abrupt, blunt, brief, brusque, concise, gruff, monosyllabic, offhand, pithy, rude, sharp, short, snappish, succinct, summary, tart, terse, unceremonious, uncivil, ungracious
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