A definitive profile of Zuckerberg, described here as sometimes “brusque, flat as a dial tone,” but “self-deprecating,” too.
The very religious, like Eagleton, may take offense at the brusque, selective, and unsystematic consideration of their creeds.
Doctors, like the government itself, are brusque and hurried.
Rahm Emanuel has a reputation for being aggressive, brusque, and foul-mouthed.
And McCauley was surely friendlier that his brusque air of command indicated.
I like your brusque frankness, worthy Nimrod; but in order to go, I must learn a road thence, and I know none.
She stared at him, full of a brusque tormenting curiosity as to the how and why.
He was conscious that he was brusque, and that Marius was cold.
He was brusque, rough, and appeared to think the world was made for him.
Suddenly he drew it, with a brusque movement, down the front of his jacket and left a long smudge.
1650s, from French brusque "lively, fierce," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, rough," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant."