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 for curt
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Curt \Curt\ (k[u^]rt), a. [L. curtus; cf. Skr. kart to cut. Cf.
     Characterized by excessive brevity; short; rudely concise;
     as, curt limits; a curt answer.
     [1913 Webster]
           The curt, yet comprehensive reply.       --W. Irving.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate
             a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl
             was very short with him" [syn: brusque, brusk,
             curt, short(p)]
      2: 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" [syn: crisp, curt, laconic, terse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "curt":
     Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abrupt, aggressive, aposiopestic,
     bearish, beastly, bluff, blunt, brash, brief, brusque, cavalier,
     churlish, clipped, close, close-tongued, closemouthed, compact,
     compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp,
     crusty, curtal, curtate, cut, decurtate, docked, dumb,
     economical of words, elliptic, epigrammatic, gnomic, gruff, harsh,
     imperious, indisposed to talk, instantaneous, laconic, little, low,
     mum, mute, peremptory, pithy, pointed, pruned, quiet, reserved,
     rough, rude, sententious, severe, sharp, short, short and sweet,
     shortened, silent, snappish, snippety, snippy, snug,
     sparing of words, speechless, succinct, summary, surly, synopsized,
     synoptic, taciturn, terse, tight, tight-lipped, to the point,
     tongue-tied, transient, truculent, truncated, unceremonious,
     unloquacious, untalkative, word-bound, wordless

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