Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abrupt in manner; rough; rude.
- Synonyms see abrupt.
- In heraldry, tawny.
- To treat with scant courtesy or in a brusk, offhand way: as,”in this first dialogue he brusques Tasso,”
- adj. US alternative spelling of brusque.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Same as brusque.
- adj. marked by rude or peremptory shortness
“Here was no streak of fat, no apathy, only a lazy, good-natured play of gloves and tricks, with a brusk stiffness and harsh sharpness in the contacts that he knew belonged only to the trained and instinctive fighting man.”
“They are often brusk to the point of rudeness, intolerant of mediocrity, and direct in manner.”
“This place (I know different location/different people, blah blah blah) does in fact seem to treat some customers in a rude/brusk way”
“Still, I don't think it was Homarnoch's brusk surgeonly caress that aroused me.”
“So it's a near certainty that Obama's campaign is having far more course and brusk discussions on this topic than we are.”
“As dynamic as New York but smaller, and without the brusk hustle.”
“I apologize if I came off brusk, but I was really dissapointed in how many replies to the troll there were on this thread – do you realize that in the 138 comments tonight, over 40 were responding to trolls? and do you know how many troll posts you had?”
“I know Scalia is brusk and rude in court both to his fellow justices and to the attorneys arguing, but has he ever made similar statements before.”
“Having uttered these few brusk words, he turned and hurried away.”
“Siqueiros 'brusk manner and ripeness offended him.”
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