curt

  • 1 curt´ly — curt «kurt», adjective. 1. short; short and rude; abrupt: »a curt remark. His curt way of speaking makes him seem rude.o> A curt nod was the only notice he gave that he knew she was there. SYNONYM(S): brusque. See syn. under blunt. (Cf.… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 curt — curt·ly; curt·ness; curt; curt·sy; …

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  • 5 curt — [kə:t US kə:rt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: curtus shortened ] using very few words in a way that seems rude ▪ With a curt nod, he turned away and sat down. ▪ a curt note >curtly adv >curtness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 curt. — curt., curt. An abbreviation of current a., esp. in such phrases as the 10th curt., i.e. of the current month …

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  • 7 Curt — m 1 German: variant spelling of KURT (SEE Kurt). 2 English: originally an Anglicized spelling of German KURT (SEE Kurt), but now also used as a short form of CURTIS (SEE Curtis). Association with the vocabulary word …

    First names dictionary

  • 8 curt — curt, ă, curţi, te, adj. (reg.) scurt de coadă, berc, ciumpav, ciopârtac, retezat, ciont. Trimis de blaurb, 02.05.2006. Sursa: DAR  curt ( tă), adj. – (Trans., Banat) Berc, fără coadă. Mag. kurta (DAR). Trimis de blaurb, 05.07.2007. Sursa: DER …

    Dicționar Român

  • 9 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

  • 10 Curt. — Curt., bei Tiernamen Abkürzung für J. H. Curtis, Maler und Entomolog in London, geb. 1761, gest. 1861; oder für W. Curtis (s.d. 1) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Curt — (oder auch Kunz) ist die altdeutsche Benennung von Conradus …

    Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • 12 curt — index caustic, compact (pithy), laconic, succinct, taciturn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 curt — Mot Monosíl·lab Adverbi …

    Diccionari Català-Català

  • 14 curt — mid 14c., from L. curtus (cut) short, shortened, incomplete, from PIE root * (s)ker to cut (see SHORT (Cf. short)). Sense of rude is first recorded 1831. The Latin word was adopted early into most Germanic languages (Cf. Icelandic korta, Ger.… …

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  • 15 curt — brusque, blunt, crusty, gruff, *bluff Analogous words: laconic, terse, summary, *concise: *brief, short: snappish, waspish, *irritable: peremptory, imperious (see MASTERFUL) Antonyms: voluble …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 curt — [adj] abrupt, rude blunt, breviloquent, brief, brusque, churlish, compendiary, compendious, concise, crusty, gruff, imperious, laconic, offhand, peremptory, pithy, sharp, short, short and sweet, snappish, snippety, snippy, succinct, summary, tart …

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 curt|sy — «KURT see», noun, plural sies, verb, sied, sy|ing. –n. a bow of respect or greeting by women and girls, made by bending the knees and lowering the body slightly or almost to the floor: »Her low curtsy to the queen was a gesture of respect. –v.i …

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  • 19 Curt — Kurt ist ein verbreiteter männlicher Vorname. Varianten sind: Cord, Curd, Curt (engl.) Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung des Namens 2 Namenstag 3 Berühmte Namensträger 3.1 Vorname …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 20 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


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