Definitions

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  • noun Quality of being brusque; roughness joined with promptness; bluntness.

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  • noun The state or quality of being brusque.

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  • noun an abrupt discourteous manner

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Examples

  • Perhaps her brusqueness was an attempt to dispel the memory of that embarrassing incident that hung between them.

    The Unforgiven

  • The very same people who complain about Franken's "brusqueness" have no problem doing the same, along with outright lies, when it serves them politically.

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  • A server hurriedly picks up a tray, and in the brusqueness of the movement an orange segment falls from the plate to the floor.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • He had felt his pulse quicken a trifle at the business manager's brusqueness, and upon him he kept an alert eye, for it was in that gentleman's trousers pocket that he divined the TRANSCONTINENTAL'S ready cash was reposing.

    Chapter 33

  • Service is friendly – not the typical apple-wine pub brusqueness.

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  • A server hurriedly picks up a tray, and in the brusqueness of the movement an orange segment falls from the plate to the floor.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • "What do you want?" demanded, in Hawaiian, with a brusqueness and sternness they knew were put on.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • Decked in tight jeans and T-shirts with Italian print, they emitted a cool, confident brusqueness as they marched through the rusted door: their gateway to pork products, alcohol, and easy sex.

    The Tijuana of the Caspian

  • The brusqueness of the voice even emphasized the tenderness.

    Herta Müller - Nobel Lecture

  • Decked in tight jeans and T-shirts with Italian print, they emitted a cool, confident brusqueness as they marched through the rusted door: their gateway to pork products, alcohol, and easy sex.

    The Tijuana of the Caspian

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