Brusque is an adjective that is used to describe talking or behaving in a direct, brief and unfriendly way. Blunt. Rough.
- The interviewer was ‘brusque’ in his responses, leaving the candidates confused as to whether or not the interview was heading in the right direction.
- 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.
- 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.