brusque brusque  /b ˈrəsk/


  • (adj) marked by rude or peremptory shortness



  1. After years of happy marriage, Nancy was surprised by her husband’s sudden brusque and cavalier attitude.
  2. David's brusque remarks after his partner's poor playing in the tennis tournament led to the break up of the tennis doubles pair.
  3. After my mother’s death I believed people would be caring, yet Sara was extremely brusque with me.


  • 'Eastbound & Down' to end its run on HBO

    We wanted to start off this post with an astute Powerism -- but, darn it, none of them were clean enough, so we'll just get to it: brusque comedy "Eastbound & Down" will, indeed, end its run on HBO after its upcoming fourth season.        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  • "It's a good piece of legislation," Reid said. "I would hope the president would stop being so brusque and waving it off. This is a bill that is good for the troops. It's good for the country."
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: International Herald Tribune

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