Definition of brusque
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OTHER WORDS FROM brusquebrusque·ly, adverbbrusque·ness, noun
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How to use brusque in a sentence
I wanted his calming presence when the doctor came in, brusque and aloof, and I tried to remember all the questions that kept me up at night.My Kids Can't Get Vaccinated Yet, and I'm Barely Keeping It Together|Katie Gutierrez|December 20, 2021|Time
It wasn’t easy to watch, especially because he seems to have a naturally brusque demeanor, which isn’t softened when the ever-present mask hides his wide smile.No vaccination card? No sitting inside this restaurant.|Petula Dvorak|July 22, 2021|Washington Post
Sifton writes in the brusque but encouraging tone of a neighborhood dad coaching a soccer game.No-Recipe Recipes Aren’t a Fad; They’re as Old as Cooking Instruction Itself|Marian Bull|July 14, 2021|Eater
They described him as an alpha male, brusque, sometimes rude — even to the queen — but one who worked hard to support her and give a modern gloss to the 1,000-year-old institution of the English monarchy.Prince Philip, royal consort to Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99|Adrian Higgins|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
The fact that he’s still in office is a testament to his brusque determination and general unconcern for the opinions of others.Andrew Cuomo is plummeting, and there’s no one left to catch him|David Von Drehle|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
He identifies as “brusque” like other New York City residents.
Those who have interacted with him describe him as brusque, eccentric, clenched.
And McCauley was surely friendlier that his brusque air of command indicated.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever shortcomings the sometimes brusque Abramson has as a manager, she just led the paper to four Pulitzers.
She is frequently described in the press with such adjectives as “brusque,” “aggressive,” and “undiplomatic in the extreme.”
"I thought you wouldn't like the bed," she said, with the brusque familiarity of an old servant and friend.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
She assumed, however, a tone almost brusque, artificially airy and unimportant.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The brusque and rather timid young officer is lionized in the drawing-room of Madame Tallien.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
He spoke in brusque tones, and he looked at Mina as if he did not know what she might be doing there.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
In most cases he is deplorably curt of speech and brusque of deportment.The Arena|Various