See also: Curt
- Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
1960, P. G. Wodehouse, “XVIII and XIX”, in Jeeves in the Offing:
- Again I begged her to keep an eye on her blood pressure and not get so worked up, and once more she brushed me off, this time with a curt request that I would go and boil my head. [...] Beginning with a curt “Listen, Buster,” she proceeded to sketch out with admirable clearness the salient points in the situation as she envisaged it [...]
- Short or concise.
brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude
short or concise
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