[broo s-kuh-ree; French bryskuh-ree]


abruptness and bluntness in manner; brusqueness.

Origin of brusquerie

1770–75;< French brusquebrusque” + -erie -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for brusquerie

Historical Examples of brusquerie

  • There seemed no reason, for all his brusquerie, why I should not tell him this.

  • 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