What does brusque mean?

brusque meaning in General Dictionary

harsh and prompt in way blunt abrupt bluff as a brusque man a brusque style

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  • marked by rude or peremptory shortness
  • Rough and prompt in fashion; blunt; abrupt; bluff; since, a brusque man; a brusque design.

brusque meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, from French brusque "lively, brutal," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, harsh," possibly from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant."


brusque - French to English

razor-sharp [abrupt]

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brusque meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Rough and prompt in manner; dull; abrupt; bluff; as, a brusque man; a brusque style.


Sentence Examples with the word brusque

He was brusque and candid, two traits she hadn't yet gotten used to.

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