brusque[ bruhsk; especially British broosk ]SEE DEFINITION OF brusque
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRUSQUE
Then, with a brusque movement of furious resolution, he disappeared in the night.
A brusque question caused him to stutter to the point of suffocation.
The colonel-president, with a brusque gesture, interrupted this confession.
It occurred to him that this brusque man of action might be compared to just such a being.
Thorpe hailed him, with a peremptory tone, and gave the brusque order, "Strand!"
At dinner that evening the child found her company dull and brusque.
Miss Haldin glanced at the watch on her wrist and made a brusque movement.
He made such a brusque movement that he even tottered a little.
Jackson made a brusque movement, and accidentally touched the guitar.
A brusque movement of his arm, flinging her hand away, stopped her short.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BRUSQUE
- boiled down
- cut to the bone
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- to the point
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- having short fuse
- hot under collar
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- racing one's motor