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[broo s-kuh-ree; French bryskuh-ree] /ˌbrʊs kəˈri; French brüskəˈri/
abruptness and bluntness in manner; brusqueness.
Origin of brusquerie
1770-75;< French brusquebrusque” + -erie -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The old lady spoke with a brusquerie which seemed to indicate 49 her wish to be done with the subject.

  • Had her feelings been the other way his brusquerie would have shocked her.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • But his abruptness and brusquerie offer a different indication.

    Lord Montagu's Page G. P. R. James
  • There seemed no reason, for all his brusquerie, why I should not tell him this.

    The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti David Christie Murray
  • Brooke was accustomed to Western brusquerie, and there was nothing in his companion's manner which made the question offensive.

    A Damaged Reputation Harold Bindloss
  • This Forbes did not know, and he misinterpreted Nichette's brusquerie.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • Kiying himself forgot his urbanity and acted "with a degree of brusquerie, not to say insolence, never before exhibited by him."

  • I think the fatigue he sometimes experiences after phenomenafatigue often out of all proportion with themis due to his brusquerie.

  • John d'Albret felt that it was no time to resent this Catalan brusquerie.

    The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • People said of him: "His bark is worse than his bite," and showed him an indulgence not always accorded to brusquerie.

    Ragna Anna Miller Costantini

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