brusqueness :

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  • n  an abrupt discourteous manner

  • Without delay Dollfuss snapped back that Hitler's man would do well to apologize for the "Turk"' speech in Vienna before Austria could reconsider its brusqueness to him.
  • The Russian President's brusqueness is jarring.
  • For Young, his penchant for brusqueness has made him enemies.

  • Pope Benedict XVI in Free Internet Press
    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...
  • Manuel II Paleologus in Journal of Turkish Weekly
    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."
  • David Cross in Boston Globe (registration)
    New Yorkers get a remarkably undeserved reputation for being unfriendly; brusqueness is mistaken for it,says Cross.

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