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brusque

adjective     /bruːsk/ US  /brʌsk/
quick and rude in manner or speech: His secretary was rather brusque with me.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly brusquely     /-li/ adverb "I don't have time to deal with it today," she said brusquely.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly brusqueness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
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