Origin of brusque
Related formsbrusque·ly, adverbbrusque·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for brusque
He identifies as “brusque” like other New York City residents.
Those who have interacted with him describe him as brusque, eccentric, clenched.
And McCauley was surely friendlier that his brusque air of command indicated.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is frequently described in the press with such adjectives as “brusque,” “aggressive,” and “undiplomatic in the extreme.”
Doctors, like the government itself, are brusque and hurried.
But this brusque separation from his particular divinity was disconcerting.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
"Sit down, my friend," said Professor Bommeldoos, in his loud voice and brusque manner.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
It is to be remarked, however, that the Hetels themselves were against the brusque dismissal of Helene.She Stands Accused|Victor MacClure
The brusque world too is to be met, with all its hurry and promptitude.Dream Life|Donald G. Mitchell
"I don't believe he's the other thing," said a voice as brusque as the first was bland.A Thief in the Night|E. W. Hornung