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brusque
used in Pygmalion

2 uses
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Definition
abrupt (sudden and quick — without taking the time to be friendly)
  • HIGGINS [brusquely, recognizing her with unconcealed disappointment, and at once, baby-like, making an intolerable grievance of it] Why, this is the girl I jotted down last night.
    Act 2 (11% in)
  • [He backs against the piano and bows brusquely].
    Act 3 (25% in)

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