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Brisk, Brusque, Burlesque

Brisk, Brusque, Burlesque
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“While you’re there, you become much more brusque with people. I always thought of myself as a calm, pleasant, warm, lovable sort, but after the ’76 convention, some people in the press began calling me the Grand Teton. 

“While you’re there, you become much more brusque with people. I always thought of myself as a calm, pleasant, warm, lovable sort, but after the ’76 convention, some people in the press began calling me the Grand Teton.

I can remember being short with people and, in the eyes of some, abrasive. But that’s all I had time for.” –Dick Cheney

How hard it is not to show brusqueness for politicians especially towards the journalists?

Brisk is an adjective but briskly is an adverb, and briskness the noun.

Brisk means lively, active, and being quick.

A brisk walk is good for your health – physical fitness.

A brisk response either to give or to get is always a great and good thing because it shows efficiency.

Referring to weather, brisk means pleasantly cold and fresh.

The etymology of brisk is traced to the 16th century – the Welsh word brysgbriskmeaning of foot.

Brisket, noun, is the meat of next to the ribs of a bull or cow; the breast or chest of a four-legged animal.

Brusque is an adjective and its superlative and comparative forms are brusquer and brusquest.

In reference to a person or a person’s manner, brusque means blunt, impolite, curt. Brusque comes from the Italian word brusco meaning sour or rough.

Brusqueness is a noun, and brusquely is an adverb.

Brusque pronunciation – broohsk, broosk, brusk.

Burlesque functions as noun, adjective and verb.

Burlesque is a piece of literature, a presentation, an acting that exaggerates, demeans, or mocks a serious subject or art form; travesty; a literary work that makes fun of something or someone by exaggeration, mocking someone or something, a variety show with striptease and ribald comedy.

Burlesque house in the US is a form of entertainment involving humourous sketches, songs and strip-tease.

The variants of burlesque are burlesqued, burlesquing (verbs). Burlesquing means to make fun of something using burlesque, to make a burlesque of it.

There are different genres of burlesque: Victorian burlesque, American burlesque, Bollywood burlesque…
During the Victorian times, there were burlesque troupes to entertain people and also burlesque music and burlesque halls.

Amusement centres is also a euphemism for burlesque houses and shows and centres (for cabarets, strip-teases and lap- and pole-dances).

Bollywood, Tollywood, Mollywood…have burlesque parts in the movies: item songs, rain-songs and rain-dances…

Burlesque is also the title of a musical film directed by Steven Antin.

The derivatives of burlesque are burlesquely, burlesqueness and burlesquer.

Brusque behaviour is not admired but burlesque forms of entertainment appealed in one or the other form in the society.

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