- abrupt in manner; blunt; rough: A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return.
Origin of brusque
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Examples from the Web for brusquely
And so it was Sunday night that Cristiano Ronaldo, brusquely thwarted for much of the game, put the upstarts in their place.Team USA 2, Portugal 2: Seconds Away From World Cup Glory
June 23, 2014
Xabi Alonso, the Spanish midfielder who has had a tournament to forget (after only two games), was brusquely dispossessed.Chile Ends Spain’s World Cup Reign
June 18, 2014
I simply want to draw attention to some of the gaps, some of what may be missing, when we dismiss God too brusquely.Alain de Botton on the Benefits of Religion Without God
The Daily Beast
March 10, 2012
Brusquely he turned his back, hurried away, and returned that evening to Beaumont.The Dream
"We'll suppose nothing of the kind," he interrupted, brusquely.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
"That will show you how to get there," he said as he rose, brusquely.The Vagrant Duke
“I knew I was right,” exclaimed Baggs, nodding 171 rapidly and brusquely.The Mountain Divide
Frank H. Spearman
It is the same who addresses the Empress Eugnie so brusquely.
- blunt or curt in manner or speech
Word Origin and History for brusquely
1650s, from French brusque "lively, fierce," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, rough," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant."