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, and Late Latin brūcus, heather; see briar 1.
(comparative brusquer or more brusque, superlative brusquest or most brusque)
- Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.