- 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.
(comparative more brusquely, superlative most brusquely)
brusque + -ly
Variant of brusque
rough and abrupt in manner or speech; curt
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