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Curtness or bluntness of manner.

[French, from brusque, brusque; see brusque.]
References in classic literature ?
I hope you have not been so foolish as to take offence at any little brusquerie of mine; but no, that is improbable.
Polina was not at all pleased at my questions; I could see that she was doing her best to irritate me with the brusquerie of her answers.
Dorothea looked straight before her, and spoke with cold brusquerie, very much with the air of a handsome boy, in amusing contrast with the solicitous amiability of her admirer.