brusqueness


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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:
Noun1.brusqueness - an abrupt discourteous mannerbrusqueness - an abrupt discourteous manner  
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
Translations
فَظاظه، خُشونَه
příkrostprudkost
bryskhedstudshed
hranaskapur
kabalıksaygısızlık

brusqueness

[ˈbruːsknɪs] Nbrusquedad f, aspereza f

brusqueness

nSchroffheit f

brusqueness

[ˈbruːsknɪs] nmodi mpl bruschi, asprezza

brusque

(brusk) , ((American) brask) adjective
blunt and abrupt in manner. a brusque reply.
ˈbrusquely adverb
ˈbrusqueness noun
References in classic literature ?
He came home with his manners a good deal improved; he had lost his surliness and brusqueness, and was rather pleasantly soft and smooth, now; he was furtively, and sometimes openly, ironical of speech, and given to gently touching people on the raw, but he did it with a good-natured semiconscious air that carried it off safely, and kept him from getting into trouble.
He had felt his pulse quicken a trifle at the business manager's brusqueness, and upon him he kept an alert eye, for it was in that gentleman's trousers pocket that he divined the TRANSCONTINENTAL'S ready cash was reposing.
Ogg's; and he was almost fierce in his brusqueness when any one asked him a question about his son.
Powell with some brusqueness if the chief mate had neglected to instruct him that the captain was to be found on the port side.
I nourished no resentment of the moody brusqueness with which he had treated me.
However, since he took office Boris' brusqueness seems to have receded.
Her brusqueness in her fight scenes is matched by her moments of silence and resolve, most notably in her scenes with Greg (a delightful Ronnie Lazaro), an erstwhile mentor and confidante who's also connected with the syndicate.
But his brusqueness quickly changed to amazement at hearing that she had escaped from a Nazi prison and then walked across Germany.
Its brusqueness and mocking hardness initially felt like knife stabs, until I discovered that there could be good-naturedness even under a rough shell.
Hardman Welborn, aged 32, is no-nonsense to the point of brusqueness. He is a stocky warrior who simply sucks opponents into a meatgrinder of slashing leather.
It is high time we ditched the kind of sports that serves as an avenue for aggression, brusqueness or machismo.