Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Curtness or bluntness of manner.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bruskness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or situation of being brusque; an abrupt or blunt quality.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from brusque, brusque; see brusque.]

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