1. curtailment

noun. ['kɝˈteɪlmənt'] the temporal property of being cut short.


  • intemperance

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Rhymes with Curtailment

  • derailment

How do you pronounce curtailment?

Pronounce curtailment as kərˈteɪlmənt.

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Sentences with curtailment

1. Noun, singular or mass
A full mortgage curtailment happens when you pay off your mortgage in full before your loan term is up.

2. Adjective
You don’t have to pay the full balance of your mortgage with a curtailment payment.

Quotes about curtailment

1. It hardly matters why a library is destroyed: every banning, curtailment, shredding, plunder or loot gives rise (at least as a ghostly presence) to a louder, clearer, more durable library of the banned, looted, plundered, shredded or curtailed.
- Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

2. curtailment

noun. ['kɝˈteɪlmənt'] the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation.


  • restraint


  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

3. curtailment

noun. ['kɝˈteɪlmənt'] the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable.


  • saving
  • retrenchment
  • economy


  • wasteful
  • non-market economy
  • market economy
  • inefficiency