- The definition of brusque is being abrupt in speech or how you act with someone.
An example of brusque is when someone asks you a question and you barely give a two word answer or look them in the eye.
brusque definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Italian brusco ; from Midieval Latin bruscus, brushwood; probably akin to brush, but influenced, influence by Italian rusco ; from Classical Latin ruscum, butcher's-broom
brusque definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, lively, fierce, from Italian brusco, coarse, rough, from Late Latin brūscum, perhaps blend of Latin rūscus, butcher's broom, and Late Latin brūcus, heather; see briar 1.
- brusqueˈly adverb
- brusqueˈness noun