Meaning of “brusque” in the English Dictionary

"brusque" in British English

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uk /bruːsk/ us /brʌsk/

quick and rude in manner or speech:

His secretary was a little brusque with me.
adverb uk /ˈbruː us /ˈbrʌ

"I don't have time to deal with it today," she said brusquely.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbruːsk.nəs/ us /ˈbrʌsk.nəs/

(Definition of “brusque” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brusque" in American English

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us /brʌsk/

quick and direct in manner or speech, and often not polite:

As the president’s chief of staff, he offended many with his brusque manner.

(Definition of “brusque” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)