Definition of Brusque

1. Adjective. Marked by rude or peremptory shortness. "The salesgirl was very short with him"

Exact synonyms: Brusk, Curt, Short
Similar to: Discourteous
Derivative terms: Brusqueness, Curtness, Shortness



Definition of Brusque

1. a. Rough and prompt in manner; blunt; abrupt; bluff; as, a brusque man; a brusque style.

Definition of Brusque

1. Adjective. Rudely abrupt, unfriendly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brusque

1. abrupt in manner [adj BRUSQUER, BRUSQUEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brusque

brushturkey
brushturkeys
brushup
brushups
brushwise
brushwood
brushwoods
brushwork
brushworks
brushy
brusk
brusker
bruskest
bruskly
bruskness
brusque (current term)
brusquely
brusqueness
brusquenesses
brusquer
brusquerie
brusqueries
brusquest
brussel sprout
brussels
brussels sprout
brussels sprouts
brust
brusting
brustle

Literary usage of Brusque

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Robert Merry's Museum by Samuel G Goodrich (1842)
"Now Philip brusque was rather a proud man, and it was very strange to see him waiting upon the ... brusque brought him fruit and water, and all he wanted, ..."

2. Darwinism and Human Life: The South African Lectures for 1909 by John Arthur Thomson (1910)
"... Amount of Variations —Correlation of Variations—brusque Variations more Frequent than was formerly supposed—Discontinuous Variations— Mutations—Darwin's ..."

3. Darwinism and Human Life: The South African Lectures for 1909 by John Arthur Thomson (1911)
"... Amount of Variations —Correlation of Variations—brusque Variations more Frequent than was formerly supposed—Discontinuous Variations— Mutations—Darwin's ..."

4. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1891)
"But Dorrien, as he now sat at the dinner table, serious, absorbed, intent—Dorrien, brusque and inattentive on the one hand, enchained, impassioned on the ..."

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