Brusk



abrupt in manner; blunt; rough:
A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return.
Historical Examples

Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
The Grafters Francis Lynde
In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
The Tigress Anne Warner
El Diablo Brayton Norton
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7 Elbert Hubbard
Half A Chance Frederic S. Isham
The Fourth Estate, vol. 2 Armando Palacio Valds
The Real Adventure Henry Kitchell Webster
The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

adjective
blunt or curt in manner or speech
adj.

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