UnivSource.com - Your Most Comprehensive Source for Information on Universities
  Web UnivSource.com

You're Here : UnivSource Home > Vocabulary Builder (Beta Version)

The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

brusque (adj) abrupt and rough; curt and rude.

When you use very few words, as if not intending to prolong the talk, and appear rude, you are brusque. When you are curt, that is, when you talk or reply very briefly, in a manner that appears very rude, you are brusque. 'My questions did not get much information from him because he was brusque.' This means, I got very little information from him because he answered my questions in a few words, and that too, in a rude manner.

  • Stanley is brusque, and because of the impression of rudeness his brusque manner creates in others, very few like to talk to him.
  • As Jenny was brusque enough to appear rude, I gave up my attempt of getting any information from her about her school.
Useful Links
Download Our iPhone App
Download Our Android App
Earn Your Degree Online
Earn Your Art & Design Degree Online
Earn Your Business Degree Online
Earn Your Culinary Degree Online
Earn Your Education Degree Online
Earn Your Health Care Degree Online
Earn Your Law & Justice Degree Online
Earn Your Psychology Degree Online
Earn Your Technicians Degree Online
Earn Your Technology Degree Online
US Universities by Name
US Universities by Program
US Universities by State
Canadian Universities by Name
Canadian Universities by Region

Last Modified : 11-May 2009
Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution & Microsoft Internet Explorer