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April 13, 2024

Word of the Day: Brusque

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Word of the Day
: April 13, 2024

\BRUSK\ adjective

What It Means

A person may be described as brusque when they are talking or behaving in a very direct, brief, and unfriendly way. Brusque can also describe speech that is noticeably short and abrupt.

// We knew something was wrong when our normally easygoing professor was brusque and impatient with our class.

// She asked for a cup of coffee and received a brusque reply: “We don't have any.”

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