- brusque «bruhsk», adjective.abrupt in manner or speech; blunt: »
He was brusque in saying “I don't like it” when he could have said “No, thank you.”SYNONYM(S): curt, bluff.╂[< French brusque < Italian brusco coarse < Late Latin brūscus, blend of Latin ruscum butcher's broom and Gaulish brūcos heather]–brusque´ly, adverb.–brusque´ness, noun.
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brusque — [ brusk ] adjective speaking quickly in an unfriendly way using very few words: CURT: His tone was brusque. She often seems a little brusque when she is interviewing people. a. using quick movements, that show that you do not feel friendly toward … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
brusque´ly — brusque «bruhsk», adjective. abrupt in manner or speech; blunt: »He was brusque in saying “I don t like it” when he could have said “No, thank you.” SYNONYM(S): curt, bluff. ╂[< French brusque < Italian brusco coarse < Late Latin brūscus … Useful english dictionary
brusque — brusque; brusque·ly; brusque·ness; … English syllables
brusque — or brusk [[t]brʌsk[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]brʊsk[/t]] adj. abrupt in manner; blunt; rough • Etymology: 1595–1605; < MF < It brusco rough, tart, special use of brusco (n.) butcher s broom < LL brūscum, alter. of L rūscus, rūscum brusque′ly,… … From formal English to slang
a|brupt´ness — a|brupt «uh BRUHPT», adjective. 1. showing sudden change; unexpected: »He made an abrupt turn to avoid hitting another car. SYNONYM(S): hasty. 2. very steep: »The road made an abrupt rise up the hill. SYNONYM(S): precipitous. See syn. under ste … Useful english dictionary
brisk´ness — brisk «brihsk», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. quick and active; lively: »A brisk walk brings him home from work in ten minutes. SYNONYM(S): nimble, spry. 2. keen; sharp: »brisk weather … Useful english dictionary
curt´ness — curt «kurt», adjective. 1. short; short and rude; abrupt: »a curt remark. His curt way of speaking makes him seem rude.o> A curt nod was the only notice he gave that he knew she was there. SYNONYM(S): brusque. See syn. under blunt. (Cf.… … Useful english dictionary
gruff´ness — gruff «gruhf», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. deep and harsh; hoarse: »a gruff voice. SYNONYM(S): guttural. 2. rough, rude, unfriendly, or bad tempered: »a gruff manner. SYNONYM(S): grumpy, brusque, impolite, surly … Useful english dictionary
brusqueness — brusque·ness … English syllables
Brusqueness — Brusque ness, n. Quality of being brusque; roughness joined with promptness; bluntness. Brit. Quar. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English