Definition of brusque adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bruːsk//
, BrE//brʊsk//
; NAmE NAmE//brʌsk//
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using very few words and sounding rude synonym abrupt, curt The doctor spoke in a brusque tone. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French, ‘lively, fierce,’ from Italian brusco ‘sour’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brusque