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brusque

adjective

Definition: abrupt in manner or speech to the point of rudeness

Synonyms: blunt, abrupt, curt, gruff, terse, rude

Antonyms: courteous, polite

Tips: Brusque is derived from the Latin bruscum, “coarse, rough.” Brusque is similar to the word curt, in that both are most often used to describe someone rude. Brusque can be used to describe anyone who is abrupt (sudden, unexpected) and rude, while curt refers specifically to being short and terse (not saying much) and from this, being rude. If you ask someone how she or he is doing and that person just replies "fine" and walks away, that is curt. If you ask someone, "What's your problem?" in a rude manner, this is considered brusque.

Usage Examples:

I did not appreciate the brusque reply of the restaurant host when I asked if we might wait for our friend to arrive before being seated. (terse, curt)

Even though working with the public can be stressful, you must avoid making the kind of brusque remarks that cause people to complain to the manager about your attitude. (rude, curt, abrupt)

My boss' brusque manner made me wonder whether she was angry with me about something or just very busy. (abrupt, curt)

I understand that you're in a hurry, but there's no need to be so brusque. (rude, abrupt)


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