In a curt manner; tersely, almost rudely.

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  • Curtly — Curt ly (k[^u]rt l[y^]), adv. In a curt manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curtly — adv. Curtly is used with these verbs: ↑answer, ↑nod, ↑reply, ↑say, ↑tell …   Collocations dictionary

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

  • curtly — adverb in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner (Freq. 1) he told me curtly to get on with it he talked short with everyone he said shortly that he didn t like it • Syn: ↑short, ↑shortly • Derived from adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • curtly — adverb see curt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • curtly — See curt. * * * …   Universalium

  • curtly — Synonyms and related words: abruptly, aphoristically, bearishly, bluffly, bluntly, boorishly, brashly, briefly, brusquely, cavalierly, churlishly, compendiously, concisely, crisply, crustily, economically, gruffly, harshly, in brief compass,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • curtly — adv. briefly, tersely, bluntly, gruffly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curtly — curt·ly …   English syllables

  • curtly — See: curt …   English dictionary

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