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b ruhsk

  • s  marked by rude or peremptory shortness
    try to cultivate a less brusque manner

  • David's brusque remarks after his partner's poor playing in the tennis tournament led to the break up of the tennis doubles pair.
  • After my mother’s death I believed people would be caring, yet Sara was extremely brusque with me.
  • After years of happy marriage, Nancy was surprised by her husband’s sudden brusque and cavalier attitude.
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  • '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.        
    June 6, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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