curtly curtly  /ˈkɜrtli/


  • (adv) in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner



  1. In the space of a week, I was late for two meetings, canceled three lunches and spoke curtly to friends and family.
  2. Even Harry Truman curtly refused comment.
  3. After CORE Director Roy Innis had left, Evans curtly dismissed his proposals for separation of the races.



  1. Warne said: "Statistically, Murali was the best of all time, but it's not just about how many wickets you take - it's also about how many matches you won and how you took your wickets. You could argue that Glenn McGrath or Curtly Ambrose was better...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Shane Warne Source:

  2. "I remember my debut against the West Indies in 1993 in Adelaide, and while the likes of Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose were relentless, Phillip will come up against a similar pace attack in South Africa that is riding high with confidence,"...
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Justin Langer Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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