Curt in a sentence as an adjective

If you want to be curt and insult people, then you bear the onus for that.

Have you ever been told you're too curt, abrasive, or aggressive?

Don't really know how many folks FB hires a year but I'm guessing hundreds?Sorry if I was curt.

Growing a thick skin and dealing with a curt reply allows information to flow faster.

She was very curt and rude and said, that is a lot of money for somebody your age and was very dismissive and really put me off the company.

In a private business, "because I said so" is a valid, if curt and dismissive and not conducive to continued business, reply.

A more curt, but more direct response would be: As a Christian Nun, you wouldn't even be in Zambia if it weren't for explorers increasing the bounds of our knowledge.

Curt definitions


marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"

See also: brusque brusk


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"

See also: crisp laconic terse