Definition of brusque adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    brusque

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//brʌsk//
     
     
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  1. 1using very few words and sounding rude synonym abrupt, curt
  2. 2 The doctor spoke in a brusque tone.
 
adverb “What's your name?” he asked brusquely.
brusqueness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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