Definition of brusque in English:
Abrupt or offhand in speech or manner: she could be brusque and impatient
More example sentences
- There has been simmering resentment at the Chancellor's brusque manner when dealing with other spending ministers.
- It was a brusque apology, short and almost snappy, but it was genuine.
- An accurate formulation of a patient's condition and prognosis is of little value if it is conveyed to the patient in an off hand or brusque way and is too painful to hear.
- Example sentences
- Questions about his place in history were turned away, sometimes deftly, sometimes brusquely, at an otherwise tedious luncheon at the official Writers' Club.
- I therefore reply, briefly and brusquely, that I am not interested, and ring off.
- I grab the letter from her hand, a little more brusquely than necessary.
- Example sentences
- Like many shy people, her timidity at first masquerades as brusqueness - though not, according to old friends, as much as it used to.
- He looked taken aback by my brusqueness, but quickly shrugged it off.
- Beneath all his stubborn brusqueness, he was a solid friend and a loving father and husband.
- ( archaic )Example sentences
- Insisting on order, a regular communicant, paterfamilias to his apprentices, and generous to children, the elderly and his Church, Holt retained his brusquerie, guile and wryness as shields against would-be imposters in a tough milieu.
- Yet at the same time, brusqueries are to be avoided.
- During his Musica Viva recital of three Beethoven sonatas given two weeks ago, Lewis showed that he has no qualms about exploring a composer's humour and brusqueries.
Pronunciation: /ˌbrəskəˈrē, ˌbro͞o-/noun
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