- The definition of brusquely is something done abruptly, briefly or so quickly that it seems rude.
When a friend asks you how your day was and you snap "fine," this is an example of when you reply brusquely.
Variant of brusque
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
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