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Related to brusk: impeding, duped, rebuffed


also brusk  (brŭsk)
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.
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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"
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also brusk
Rudely unceremonious:
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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.
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Brusk Hasakeh, a YPG spokesman, told Reuters news agency that Turkish forces and their Syrian militia allies were trying to storm Afrin from the north but the YPG and its women's affiliate, the YPJ, were fighting back.
"We will hand over these nine bodies to the Kurdish Red Crescent in Afrin [west] for their families to retrieve them," Brusk Hasakeh said in a statement handed to reporters.
(16.) Kimberly Brusk, Gun Laws Still Don't Protect Women from Abusers, USA TODAY (July 30, 2014), ("[C]urrent federal law fails spectacularly" at protecting women from gun crimes committed by convicted domestic abusers).
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 shame of wanting to touch something, someone, his hands reaching towards trees but looking around before touching, or touching so brief it might be brusk, might bruise the branches, tear a leaf, rip acorn from what was once tender grasp.