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English definition of “brusque”

brusque

adjective uk   /bruːsk/ us    /brʌsk/
quick and rude in manner or speech: His secretary was rather brusque with me.
brusquely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
"I don't have time to deal with it today," she said brusquely.
brusqueness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of brusque from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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