brusqueness brusqueness

Definition(s):

  • (n) an abrupt discourteous manner

Usage(s):

  1. The Russian President's brusqueness is jarring.
  2. For Young, his penchant for brusqueness has made him enemies.
  3. If Clinton was desperate to please, Dean often seems eager to bruisebrusqueness as a badge of courage.

Quotes

  1. Benedict told the audience that the "erudite" emperor addressed the scholar "with a startling brusqueness on the central question about the relationship between religion and violence in general, saying: 'Show me just what Mohammed brought that was...
    on Sep 15, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Free Internet Press

  2. However, the Pope underlines that the Emperor stated his views "with a startling brusqueness" and he also thinks that Manuel II "expressed himself so forcefully."
    on Sep 16, 2006 By: Manuel II Paleologus Source: Journal of Turkish Weekly

  3. "New Yorkers get a remarkably undeserved reputation for being unfriendly; brusqueness is mistaken for it," says Cross.
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: David Cross Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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