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brusque


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brusque  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brusque 
  adj  :  marked  by  rude  or  peremptory  shortness;  "try  to  cultivate  a 
  less  brusque  manner";  "a  curt  reply";  "the  salesgirl 
  was  very  short  with  him"  [syn:  {brusk},  {curt},  {short(p)}] 




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