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Curtness or bluntness of manner.

[French, from brusque, brusque; see brusque.]
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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.
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.
I hope you have not been so foolish as to take offence at any little brusquerie of mine; but no, that is improbable.
L'atrocite et la brusquerie de la collision furent telles que le bus prit feu et se transforma en un incinerateur, a proximite de la commune de Chbika, a une soixantaine de kilometres de la ville de TanTan, sur la route nationale 1, en direction de Laayoune.