AskDefine | Define brusque

Dictionary Definition

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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English

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • /bru:sk/

Adjective

  1. Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.

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Translations

rudely abrupt, unfriendly

References

  • Webster 1913
  • Dictionary.com
  • "brusque" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
  • "brusque in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus © Wordsmyth 2002.
  • "brusque" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press 2007.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

French

Pronunciation

  • /bʁysk/|lang=fr

Adjective

  1. abrupt (sudden or hasty)

Extensive Definition

Brusque can refer to:
brusque in French: Brusque
brusque in Italian: Brusque
brusque in Dutch: Brusque
brusque in Simple English: Brusque

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