brusque


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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.

brusque

(bruːsk; brʊsk)
adj
blunt or curt in manner or speech
[C17: from French, from Italian brusco sour, rough, from Medieval Latin bruscus butcher's broom]
ˈbrusquely adv
ˈbrusqueness, brusquerie n

brusque

or brusk

(brʌsk; esp. Brit. brʊsk)

adj.
abrupt in manner; blunt; rough.
[1595–1605; < Middle French < Italian brusco rough, tart, special use of brusco (n.) butcher's broom < Late Latin brūscum, alter. of Latin rūscus, rūscum]
brusque′ly, adv.
brusque′ness, n.
syn: See blunt.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brusque - 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

brusque

also brusk
adjective
Rudely unceremonious:
Translations
جافٌّ، خَشِنٌ، فَظٌّ
příkrýprudký
bryskstuds
töykeä
durvanyers
stuttaralegur
grubusšiurkštumas
skarbsstrups
príkry

brusque

[bruːsk] ADJ (brusquer (compar) (brusquest (superl))) [comment, manner etc] → brusco, áspero; [person] → brusco
he was very brusque with meme trató con poca cortesía or con aspereza

brusque

[ˈbrʌsk ˈbruːsk ˈbrʊsk] adj
[person, manner] → brusque
[tone] → sec(sèche), cassant(e)

brusque

adj (+er) person, tone, mannerbrüsk, schroff; replyschroff

brusque

[bruːsk] adj (person, manner) → brusco/a; (tone) → secco/a

brusque

(brusk) , ((American) brask) adjective
blunt and abrupt in manner. a brusque reply.
ˈbrusquely adverb
ˈbrusqueness noun
References in classic literature ?
At first he thought that Dirk was the cause of the disaster, and he was needlessly brusque with him.
I am awaiting orders to join my new regiment, your excellency," replied Boris, betraying neither annoyance at the prince's brusque manner nor a desire to enter into conversation, but speaking so quietly and respectfully that the prince gave him a searching glance.
His keen grey eye, impersonal and brusque, flashed upon her half impatiently.
Any mention of her `works' always had a bad effect upon Jo, who either grew rigid and looked offended, or changed the subject with a brusque remark, as now.
Even to Polina he was brusque almost to the point of rudeness.
Among the men of Philip's year were three or four who were past their first youth: one had been in the Navy, from which according to report he had been dismissed for drunkenness; he was a man of thirty, with a red face, a brusque manner, and a loud voice.
Marilla, brusque and tearless, pecked Anne's cheek and said she supposed they'd hear from her when she got settled.
His manners had been brusque, and his words had been few.
And ever after his manner with friend and foe alike was rude and brusque.
But Leslie was brusque and curt when Anne thanked her, and again the latter felt thrown back upon herself.
This woman with her reckless life, her odd fascination, her brusque hatred of affectations, was a constant torment to him.
A brusque question caused him to stutter to the point of suffocation.