brusk


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brusque

also brusk  (brŭsk)
adj.
Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. See Synonyms at gruff.

[French, lively, fierce, from Italian brusco, coarse, rough, from Late Latin brūscum, perhaps blend of Latin rūscus, butcher's broom, and Late Latin brūcus, heather; see briar1.]

brusque′ly adv.
brusque′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brusk - marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
discourteous - showing no courtesy; rude; "a distant and at times discourteous young"

brusque

also brusk
adjective
Rudely unceremonious:
References in classic literature ?
Tulliver liked to call the father's attention to Maggie's hair and other unexpected virtues, but he had a brusk reply to give.
Kimberly Brusk had a temporary restraining order against her now ex-husband when he attempted to shoot her with a shotgun in her home.
he research study by Jenny Brusk, lecturer in computer science at the University of Skovde, shows how one can use language technology to create more socially driven dialogues in games, with characters who can understand natural language.
With Brayati champions, Brusk FC finished as runners up with 28 points.
So, too, "Old Abrahamsen," a brusk, solitary former sailor, nurtures Audun back to health after a bad beating.
The burly, brusk Rajoub formed an unlikely kinship with the erudite Nusseibeh, borne of their shared familiarity with the Israeli mindset, belief in the possibility of finding common ground, and rejection of the campaign of suicide bombings.
Smil wants to let you know that, and succeeds with brusk reminders that his book deals with science fact and not science fiction.
IN MAY 2003 ANOTHER woman bowhunter, Angle Ryan, was hunting Alaska brown bears on Kodiak Island with guide Tom Kirstein when they stalked within 80 yards of a very large brownie sleeping in thick alder brusk.
The former stand-up comic and audience warm-up guy fires off questions with a brusk urgency that can make bright people blurt out the wrong response, shocking even themselves with the inanity of their answers.
The most continuous and gradual event in nature, the subtle gradations of the dawn, is collapsed into the brusk swiftness of a single moment.
brusk abgelehnt wird, gewinnt nun der Bereich der Macht--und d.
When I do a piece of sculpture, there are aspects in there that might be related to something only two-dimensional; or when I start working on a two-dimensional surface, there may be aspects in there that deal conceptually with three-dimensional space, or when I'm putting stuff down with a paint brusk I may be thinking about printing processes and techniques.