Definition of brusqueness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbrʌsknəs//ˈbruːsknəs//ˈbrʊsknəs/


  • See brusque

    • ‘Like many shy people, her timidity at first masquerades as brusqueness - though not, according to old friends, as much as it used to.’
    • ‘Beneath all his stubborn brusqueness, he was a solid friend and a loving father and husband.’
    • ‘He looked taken aback by my brusqueness, but quickly shrugged it off.’
    • ‘She attempted to bridge the gulf that her brusqueness had created and offered my friend a cigarette.’
    • ‘The default mode of interaction with strangers often seems to be brusqueness to the point of derision.’