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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrusquebrusque /bruːsk, brʊsk $ brʌsk/ adjective  RUDE/IMPOLITEusing very few words, in a way that seems rude syn abrupt a brusque mannerbrusquely adverbbrusqueness noun [uncountable]
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brusqueOff steps a brusque and bristling figure, carrying a kitbag and casual in a crew-neck sweater.In public he appears brusque and dismissive, but he is in fact a very caring person.Normally so courteous and tidy, if Loi was fishing, he became brusque and rude, oblivious to his surroundings.He limped over to the leg-press machine, his air brusque and withdrawn.He went out thinking that, behind all her brusque banter, she was a kindly little soul.He had ranged ahead, limiting himself to brusque commands and a variety of signals.It was just his usual brusque, impetuous way of speaking.Her secretary was a little brusque on the phone.Mathison's brusque style tends to irritate colleagues.They are both logical and just a little brusque with me.
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