harsh and prompt in way blunt abrupt bluff as a brusque man a brusque style
- marked by rude or peremptory shortness
- Rough and prompt in fashion; blunt; abrupt; bluff; since, a brusque man; a brusque design.
1650s, from French brusque "lively, brutal," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, harsh," possibly from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant."
(a.) Rough and prompt in manner; dull; abrupt; bluff; as, a brusque man; a brusque style.
He was brusque and candid, two traits she hadn't yet gotten used to.