"try to cultivate a less brusque manner"
"a curt reply"
"the salesgirl was very short with him"
"a crisp retort"
"a response so curt as to be almost rude"
"the laconic reply; `yes'"
"short and terse and easy to understand"
Pictures drawn by himself of what, from the curt descriptions, he imagined the saga heroes to have looked like.
出自： C. P. Snow
I barely answered him, and he must have thought me curt.
出自： D. du Maurier