Definitions for brusquebrʌsk; esp. Brit. brʊsk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

brusque*brʌsk; esp. Brit. brʊsk(adj.)

or brusk

  1. abrupt in manner; blunt; rough.

* Syn: See blunt.

Origin of brusque:

1595–1605; < MF < It brusco rough, tart, special use of brusco (n.) butcher's broom < LL brūscum, alter. of L rūscus, rūscum


Princeton's WordNet

  1. brusque, brusk, curt, short(p)(adj)

    marked by rude or peremptory shortness

    "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"


  1. brusque(Adjective)

    Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brusque(adj)

    rough and prompt in manner; blunt; abrupt; bluff; as, a brusque man; a brusque style

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


blunt and abrupt in manner

a brusque reply.

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