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