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- n. The state or quality of being brusque.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Quality of being brusque; roughness joined with promptness; bluntness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an abrupt discourteous manner
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Perhaps her brusqueness was an attempt to dispel the memory of that embarrassing incident that hung between them.
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.
The brusqueness of the voice even emphasized the tenderness.
"What do you want?" demanded, in Hawaiian, with a brusqueness and sternness they knew were put on.
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.
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.
A server hurriedly picks up a tray, and in the brusqueness of the movement an orange segment falls from the plate to the floor.
Service is friendly – not the typical apple-wine pub brusqueness.
"Ahm no' answering that," he said, switching in an instant from geniality to withering brusqueness and bringing the proceedings to a summary halt.
The former cop begins to lose his brusqueness when he talks about his students.