Definition of brusquerie in English:



  • See brusque

    • ‘This feeling quite accounts for any brusquerie the Sulphur Prospecting Expedition may have met with.’
    • ‘Coldness and even brusquerie of manner may thus mark the intercourse of equals brought into accidental association, one being ignorant of the claims of the other.’
    • ‘During his Musica Viva recital of three Beethoven sonatas given two weeks ago, Lewis showed that he has no qualms about exploring a composer's humour and brusqueries.’
    • ‘Yet at the same time, brusqueries are to be avoided.’
    • ‘Insisting on order, a regular communicant, paterfamilias to his apprentices, and generous to children, the elderly and his Church, Holt retained his brusquerie, guile and wryness as shields against would-be imposters in a tough milieu.’