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curt
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
brief to the point of rudeness
  • His curtness stung me.
    p. 178.3
curtness = seeming rude or angry because of saying something without surrounding niceties

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
There are no more uses of "curt" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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