Word – Brusque
Brusque – Word of the Day
[adj]: abrupt or offhand in speech or manner.
History dates back to the mid sixteenth century roughly in the 1650s. Debated of French, Latin and Irish origin.
From French brusque &
From Latin bruscum &
From Gaulish Bruko &
From Irish froech
Adjective examples – Brusque:
1. The receptionist was brusque.
2. The customer felt that the helpdesk gave a brusque reply.
3. The Foriegn affairs minister gave a brusque answer to the press.
4. The brusque manner of the music master irritated his students.
5. Sita was perceived rude because of her brusque manners.
6. The child was unusually brusque.
7. The actress gave a brusque reply for the compliment which surprised everyone.
Adverb examples – Brusquely:
1. The receptionist answered him brusquely.
2. Since the master gave instructions brusquely, the student was struggling to hold the piano.
3. Jane spoke brusquely in the team meeting.
4. “And you can close the notebook”, the teacher said brusquely.
5. The judge dismissed the objection brusquely.
6. The child replied brusquely to the caretaker’s question.
7. The traffic police demanded the fine brusquely.
Noun examples – brusqueness:
1. His brusqueness invited much trouble.
2. The brusqueness in the receptionist’s voice made him uncomfortable.
3. She was alarmed at the brusqueness in the manager’s tone.
4. Jim did not have friends because of his brusqueness.
5. It was difficult to ascertain the tone because of the unusual brusqueness in it.
6. The reporter was irritated by the brusqueness of the actor.
7. The children did not understand the mother’s affection because of her brusqueness.