A Word A Day : Brusque
The brusque manner in which she delivered her speech in the opening ceremony spoiled the joviality of the atmosphere.
Although he is an educated person, he is often discourteous to his elders.
The Sergeant always gave a gruff answer to the soldier’s questions.
The programme came to an abrupt end when the lights went off.
I was surprised at his curt reply.
Remy was highly courteous to us when we visited him.
He was smooth and soft whenever we went to seek his favor for a party not so well known to him.
His polite behavior in fact greatly surprised us.
His behavior proved that he is a man of polished manners.