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Meaning of BRUSQUE

Pronunciation:  brusk

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"

BRUSQUE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: brusk, curt, discourteous, short(p)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Brusque\, a. [F. brusque, from It. brusco brusque,
tart, sour, perh. fr. L. (vitis) labrusca wild (vine); or cf.
OHG. bruttisc grim, fr. brutti terror.]
Rough and prompt in manner; blunt; abrupt; bluff; as, a
brusque man; a brusque style.

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