An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unpleasant)
a. brusque (manner or response)
Mireia se quedó extrañada por la brusca respuesta de su jefe.Mireia was surprised by her boss's brusque response.
b. curt (answer)
"Prefiero que no". La respuesta de Miguel fue brusca."I'd rather not." Miguel's reply was curt.
c. rude (person or comment)
Para mí, Enrique no es una persona amable; a veces es muy brusco conmigo.I don't think Enrique's a nice person; he's sometimes very rude to me.
d. rough (person, manner, voice)
Su voz era brusca y desagradable.His voice was rough and unfriendly.
2. (unexpected)
a. sudden (movement)
Si el perro es muy tímido, evita exponerlo a ruidos y movimientos bruscos.If the dog's very timid, avoid exposing it to sudden noises or movements.
b. abrupt (change)
Creemos que los cambios bruscos de temperatura que experimentamos últimamente se deben al cambio climático.We believe that the abrupt changes in temperature that we've been experiencing recently are due to climate change.
c. sharp (bend)
Aquí la carretera hace una curva brusca a la izquierda.Here the road takes a sharp bend to the left.
d. steep (slope, drop, decline)
Esa bajada es muy brusca como para bajar en patines.That slope is too steep to go down wearing skates.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (botany)
a. butcher's broom
El brusco tiene propiedades medicinales muy valiosas.Butcher's broom has some very valuable medicinal properties.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (repentino, imprevisto)
a. sudden, abrupt
2. (tosco, grosero)
a. brusque
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. brusque person
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1 (repentino) [+descenso, curva, declive] sharp; [+movimiento] sudden; [+cambio] abrupt; sudden
2 (grosero) [+actitud, porte] curt; brusque; [+comentario] rude
(Botánica) butcher's broom
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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