Curtness
Curtness Curt"ness, n. The quality of bing curt. [1913 Webster]

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  • curtness — index disrespect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • curtness — curt ► ADJECTIVE ▪ noticeable or rudely brief. DERIVATIVES curtly adverb curtness noun. ORIGIN Latin curtus cut short, abridged …   English terms dictionary

  • curtness — noun see curt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • curtness — See curtly. * * * …   Universalium

  • curtness — noun The state of being curt …   Wiktionary

  • curtness — Synonyms and related words: abruptness, aggressiveness, bearishness, beastliness, bluntness, boorishness, brachylogy, brashness, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, brusquerie, churlishness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, concision,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • curtness — n. brevity, gruffness, bluntness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curtness — curt·ness …   English syllables

  • curtness — noun an abrupt discourteous manner (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑brusqueness, ↑gruffness, ↑shortness • Derivationally related forms: ↑short (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brusquerie — [brüs kə rē′] n. 〚Fr < brusque: see BRUSQUE〛 brusqueness; curtness * * * brus·que·rie (brüs kə rēʹ) n. Curtness or bluntness of manner.   [French, from brusque …   Universalium

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