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.
Origin of brusqueFrench from Italian brusco from Medieval Latin bruscus, brushwood; probably akin to brush, but influenced, influence by Italian rusco from Classical Latin ruscum, butcher's-broom
Origin of brusqueFrench lively, fierce from Italian brusco coarse, rough from Late Latin brūscum perhaps blend of Latin rūscus butcher's broom, Late Latin brūcus heather ; see briar 1.
(comparative brusquer or more brusque, superlative brusquest or most brusque)
- Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.