brusque
[ bruhsk ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Italian from French, ‘lively, fierce’, from Italian brusco ‘sour’
Synonyms
  • curt
  • abrupt
  • blunt
  • short
  • sharp
  • terse
Antonyms
  • polite
  • courteous
  • kind
  • tactful
Definition
abrupt in manner; blunt; rough
Example
He was given a brusque welcome after he came back without warning.
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