brusque
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /bɹuːsk/, /bɹʊsk/, /bɹʌsk/
  • (America) IPA: /bɹʌsk/
Adjective

brusque (comparative brusquer, superlative brusquest)

  1. Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
    • 1858, Anthony Trollope, Dr Thorne, ch. 3:
      He was brusque, authoritative, given to contradiction, rough though never dirty in his personal belongings, and inclined to indulge in a sort of quiet raillery.
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