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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being brief or sharp.

Usage examples (27)
  • There seemed no reason, for all his brusquerie, why I should not tell him this.
  • Under the briskness and brusquerie, he was a softie and our respect for him was matched by our fondness.
  • To conceal this he made use of a brusquerie of speech and manner that was merely a cloak to his real nervousness.
  • I hope you have not been so foolish as to take offence at any little brusquerie of mine; but no, that is improbable. for more
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