Translation of "curt" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /kɜːt/ us /kɝːt/ disapproving

If someone’s manner or speech is curt, it is rude as a result of being very quick. (of someone’s manner or speech) rude as a result of being very quick or brief

seco, cortante
to give a curt nod/reply
Andy was very curt with him.
curtly adverb uk /ˈkɜː us /ˈkɝːt-/

de manera cortante
Steve answered curtly and turned his back on me.
curtness noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈkɜːt.nəs/ us /ˈkɝːt-/

(Translation of “curt” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /kəːt/

rudely brief

brusco, seco, corto
a curt reply.
curtly adverb

She answered his questions curtly.
curtness noun

We were slightly taken aback by the curtness of her reply.

(Translation of “curt” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)