The staff was treating her in a very brusque and insensitive manner, and I felt the need to show her some warmth and caring.
There has been simmering resentment at the Chancellor's brusque manner when dealing with other spending ministers.
An accurate formulation of a patient's condition and prognosis is of little value if it is conveyed to the patient in an off hand or brusque way and is too painful to hear.
Parker's statements often seem like complete non-sequiturs; his manner is brusque and official.
Indeed, he has the brusque , taciturn manner of a true Montana native, although he was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area.
She headed out, almost blindly towards the market place, heedless of the glances that anyone gave her for her brusque , regal manner.
How can these youngsters learn emotional intelligence for the workplace, or lead happy personal lives, when they are spoken to with such brusque disrespect?
At sixty-seven, he is slight and wiry, with white hair and sharp blue eyes and a manner that is both brusque and warm.
Equally, the United manager may possibly be one of the few figures down south who can speak to referees in such a brusque , accusatory manner and not incur their wrath.
His brusque manner seemed to egg her on and she raised her chin a bit.