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Definition of 'curt'

Adjective

  1. marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
       Synonyms: brusque brusk short
  2. brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"
       Synonyms: crisp laconic terse


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