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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Definitions for brusque

  1. abrupt in manner; blunt; rough: A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return.

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Citations for brusque
Her voice is soft and low, at odds with her bigness and her brusque movement. Katherine Dunn, Geek Love, 1989
Rachel understood only that Uncle Pono was sick in the hospital, but when she asked if they could go see him, her mother snapped out a brusque "No" and changed the subject. Alan Brennert, Moloka'i, 2003
Origin of brusque
1595-1605
Brusque is borrowed from French and adapted from the Italian word brusco meaning "tart." It entered English in the early 1600s.
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