Brusque



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

Alain de Botton on the Benefits of Religion Without God The Daily Beast March 9, 2012
Social Network Reading List The Daily Beast October 1, 2010
Andrew Cuomo Ignores Rural New York David Fontana November 7, 2014
Meet the Beer Bottle Dictator Tim Mak August 11, 2014
The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis Richard Ben Cramer January 10, 2014

Historical Examples

A Romance of the West Indies Eugne Sue
The Dream Emile Zola
Les Misrables Victor Hugo
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
An Outcast of the Islands Joseph Conrad

adjective
blunt or curt in manner or speech
adj.

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