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brusque | brusquely

brusque brusquely brusqueness
rudely abrupt in manner or speech
  • How to Memorize
    • brusque - abrupt
  • Analysis

    A person who is ‘brusque’ deals with or says things in a quick and short manner. Even if not intended, such behaviour is seen as being rude as it displays, or at least gives the appearance of, a lack of interest or basic good manners.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsterseblunt, sharp,
  • Example(s)
    1. Anne needs to work on her people skills. She tends to be quite brusque with customers.

    2. Person A: “Jack clearly wasn’t happy with my feedback.” Person B: “Well, you did put it quite brusquely.”

    3. People from that city have a reputation for brusqueness, but I found them quite friendly.