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.
My parents lived in Scotland for 25 years and there is an integrity and courage particular to a certain sort of Scot which is often mistaken for terseness or brusqueness.
Despite their brusqueness and bravado, they know they have to tread carefully.
With the Filipino staff, who have picked up mainland brusqueness, soften them up with a bit of teasing.
Nor is it known for brusqueness or to hype up sensitive issues.
In terms of technique, it is a mixture of reductionist brusqueness and fragile elegance: In the lower part of the picture, Pils has created an emphatic visual weight with dominant black tones; two handle-like overhangs, which initially look like eyes, make this part of the canvas also vaguely legible as a jug or a vase.
His brusqueness seemed to dampen their commercial instincts.
This brusqueness disconcerted me, forgivable as it might seem on the part of a chef in the heat of the kitchen.