The definition of brusque is being abrupt in speech or how you act with someone.adjective
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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr < It brusco < ML bruscus, brushwood; prob. akin to brush, but infl. by It rusco < L ruscum, butcher's-broom
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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