brusque - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/bruːsk/

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/brʊsk/
  1. speaking quickly in an unfriendly way using very few words

    His tone was brusque.

    1. a.
      using quick movements that show that you do not feel friendly towards someone

      her brusque manner

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derived words

brusquely

adverb

brusqueness

noun [uncountable]