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brusque Saltos de línea: brusque
Pronunciación: /brʊsk/

Definición de brusque en inglés:


Abrupt or offhand in speech or manner: she could be brusque and impatient
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
caustic, tart, abrasive;
outspoken, plain-spoken, not afraid to call a spade a spade, indelicate, tactless, undiplomatic;
discourteous, impolite, rude, uncivil, offhand, snappish, snappy, churlish


Pronunciación: /ˈbrʊskli/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.
Pronunciación: /ˈbrʊsknəs/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.
Pronunciación: /ˈbrʊsk(ə)riː/ /ˈbruːsk(ə)riː/
sustantivo ( archaic)
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.


Mid 17th century: from French, 'lively, fierce', from Italian brusco 'sour'.

  • This has been adopted from the French word meaning ‘lively, fierce’, from Italian brusco ‘sour’. Brisk (late 16th century) is probably the same word.

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