Brusque meaning

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The definition of brusque is being abrupt in speech or how you act with someone.

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.

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Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
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Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt.
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Rough and abrupt in manner or speech; curt.
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Origin of brusque

  • French lively, fierce from Italian brusco coarse, rough from Late Latin brūscum perhaps blend of Latin rūscus butcher's broom, Late Latin brūcus heather briar1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French brusque, from Italian brusco (“rude, sharp, sour”); origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary