adjective \ˈbrəsk\

: talking or behaving in a very direct, brief, and unfriendly way

Full Definition of BRUSQUE

:  markedly short and abrupt
:  blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness
brusque·ly adverb
brusque·ness noun

Variants of BRUSQUE

brusque also brusk \ˈbrəsk\

Examples of BRUSQUE

  1. She asked for a cup of coffee and received a brusque reply: We don't have any.
  2. The teacher was brusque and impatient.

Origin of BRUSQUE

French brusque, from Italian brusco, from Medieval Latin bruscus butcher's-broom (plant with bristly twigs)
First Known Use: 1651

Rhymes with BRUSQUE


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