- abrupt in manner; blunt; rough: A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return.
Origin of brusque
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Related Words for brusquenessharshness, coarseness, severity, rudeness, hardness, gruffness, crudeness, brusqueness, incivility, contumely, profanation, impoliteness, roughhouse
Examples from the Web for brusqueness
Historical Examples of brusqueness
She thought she understood both the change of decision and the brusqueness.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
In those few months my mind had matured and the brusqueness of my will was softened.My Double Life
He observed all this, and with a brusqueness that was partly assumed he hastened to her rescue.The Trampling of the Lilies
This unforeseen veil, baffling his curiosity checked his brusqueness.Victory
But Miss Lee read in the brusqueness a strong feeling of sorrow for the child.Patchwork
Anna Balmer Myers
- blunt or curt in manner or speech
Word Origin for brusque
1650s, from French brusque "lively, fierce," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, rough," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant."