curt

Part of speech: adverb

Curtly.

Part of speech: noun

Curtness.

Part of speech: adjective

Concise and abrupt; short; sharp; brusk.

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Usage examples "curt":

  1. With a curt " Come," he took her hand, whispering, " Hermon is joyously expecting your visit." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. A wife must go with her husband, he answered; his tone curt and bitter. - "By Wit of Woman", Arthur W. Marchmont.
  3. Marcia tosses her head with a curt farewell. - "Floyd Grandon's Honor", Amanda Minnie Douglas.