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brusqueadjective

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

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brusqueadjective

 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)
Translations of “brusque”
in Spanish brusco…
in Vietnamese lỗ mãng…
in Malaysian kasar…
in Thai พูดห้วน ๆ…
in French brusque…
in German brüsk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗鲁的,唐突的…
in Turkish sert, nezaketsiz, umursamaz…
in Russian резкий…
in Indonesian kasar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗魯的,唐突的…
in Polish szorstki…
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