curtness curtness

Definition(s):

  • (n) an abrupt discourteous manner

Usage(s):

  1. But steer the conversation toward the minefield of politics, and the 25-year-old's dramatic exuberance fades away to embarrassed curtness.
  2. But when her climate curdles her to rhyme, her curtness often turns to slightly acidulous whey.
  3. While Manhattan is the capital of curtness, Rickman has received inquiries from around the world asking how to start similar undertakings in urban etiquette.
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