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brusquerie

[broo s-kuh-ree; French bryskuh-ree] /ˌbrʊs kəˈri; French brüskəˈri/
noun
1.
abruptness and bluntness in manner; brusqueness.
Origin of brusquerie
1770-1775
1770-75;< French brusquebrusque” + -erie -ery
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  • There seemed no reason, for all his brusquerie, why I should not tell him this.

    The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti David Christie Murray
  • 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 is the brusquerie of heartening in Jeffard's rejoinder.

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

    The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • "No, I cannot," returns he with a brusquerie foreign to him.

  • Of course, he meets Celia, and at first is brusquerie itself.

    By-ways in Book-land William Davenport Adams
  • This Forbes did not know, and he misinterpreted Nichette's brusquerie.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • There was a brusquerie in her manner that would not have been there had there been any one else present.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • "I did not say there was actual decline," said Felicia, with a touch of brusquerie.

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