Brusque is an adjective that is used to describe talking or behaving in a direct, brief and unfriendly way. Blunt. Rough.


  1. The interviewer was ‘brusque’ in his responses, leaving the candidates confused as to whether or not the interview was heading in the right direction.
  2. They called her arrogant due to her responses being ‘brusque’, but in reality she was a very private person and enjoyed keeping her life that way.
  3. He imagined that people were going to be open and joyous towards his arrival, however to his surprise the response he received was of ‘brusque’ nature.

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