brusque

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From French brusque, from Italian brusco (rude, sharp, sour); origin unknown.

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brusque (comparative brusquer or more brusque, superlative brusquest or most brusque)

  1. Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
    • 1858, Anthony Trollope, Dr Thorne, ch. 3:
      He was brusque, authoritative, given to contradiction, rough though never dirty in his personal belongings, and inclined to indulge in a sort of quiet raillery.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian brusco.

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brusque (masculine and feminine, plural brusques)

  1. abrupt (sudden or hasty)

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brusque

  1. first-person singular present indicative of brusquer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of brusquer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of brusquer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of brusquer
  5. second-person singular imperative of brusquer