brus·​que·​rie ˌbrə-skə-ˈrē How to pronounce brusquerie (audio)
: abruptness of manner

Word History


French, from brusque

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brusquerie was in 1752

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Cite this Entry

“Brusquerie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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