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    #1

    brusque

    Your sister is rather brusque (to/with) me.

    Would you use "to" over 'with' in this sentence? Because I feel brusque is an act rather than a feeling or emotion.

    Do you agree with me? thank you

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    #2

    Re: brusque

    rude to me
    brusque to me
    brusque with
    terse with me
    angry with me

    They all look fine to me.

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    #3

    Re: brusque

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Your sister is rather brusque (to/with) me.

    Would you use "to" over 'with' in this sentence? Because I feel brusque is an act rather than a feeling or emotion.

    Do you agree with me? thank you
    No need to panic, monger! Either is correct!

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