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brusque
used in Lucky by Sebold

2 uses
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Definition
abrupt (sudden and quick — without taking the time to be friendly)
  • When the Palestinian man rang them up, he was brusque and hurried.
    Chapter Seven (53% in)
brusque = abrupt
  • He was brusque.
    Aftermath (74% in)

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