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brusque (adj.)

in older use also brusk, "abrupt in manner, rude," 1650s, from French brusque "lively, fierce," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, rough," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant," from Late Latin brucus "heather," from Gaulish *bruko- (compare Breton brug "heath," Old Irish froech). Related: Brusquely; brusqueness.

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Definitions of brusque from WordNet

brusque (adj.)
marked by rude or peremptory shortness;
try to cultivate a less brusque manner
Synonyms: brusk / curt / short
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