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synonyms for brusque

  • blunt
  • gruff
  • terse
  • abrupt
  • bluff
  • brief
  • crusty
  • discourteous
  • hasty
  • impolite
  • sharp
  • short
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • tart
  • unmannerly
See also synonyms for: brusquely / brusqueness
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antonyms for brusque

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  • polite
  • courteous
  • kind
  • tactful
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How to use brusque in a sentence

It wasn’t easy to watch, especially because he seems to have a naturally brusque demeanor, which isn’t softened when the ever-present mask hides his wide smile.
NO VACCINATION CARD? NO SITTING INSIDE THIS RESTAURANT.PETULA DVORAKJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sifton writes in the brusque but encouraging tone of a neighborhood dad coaching a soccer game.
NO-RECIPE RECIPES AREN’T A FAD; THEY’RE AS OLD AS COOKING INSTRUCTION ITSELFMARIAN BULLJULY 14, 2021EATER
They described him as an alpha male, brusque, sometimes rude — even to the queen — but one who worked hard to support her and give a modern gloss to the 1,000-year-old institution of the English monarchy.
PRINCE PHILIP, ROYAL CONSORT TO QUEEN ELIZABETH II, DIES AT 99ADRIAN HIGGINSAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The fact that he’s still in office is a testament to his brusque determination and general unconcern for the opinions of others.
ANDREW CUOMO IS PLUMMETING, AND THERE’S NO ONE LEFT TO CATCH HIMDAVID VON DREHLEMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
"I thought you wouldn't like the bed," she said, with the brusque familiarity of an old servant and friend.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
She assumed, however, a tone almost brusque, artificially airy and unimportant.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
The brusque and rather timid young officer is lionized in the drawing-room of Madame Tallien.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
He spoke in brusque tones, and he looked at Mina as if he did not know what she might be doing there.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
In most cases he is deplorably curt of speech and brusque of deportment.
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The man behind the desk was very brusque and fierce-looking, and snapped out, "Well, what do you want here?"
FIFTY-TWO STORY TALKS TO BOYS AND GIRLSHOWARD J. CHIDLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO BRUSQUE

  • blunt
  • brusque
  • crude
  • crusty
  • curt
  • direct
  • discourteous
  • gruff
  • impetuous
  • impolite
  • matter-of-fact
  • rough
  • short
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • uncivil
  • ungracious
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.