Brusque (?), a. [F. brusque, from It. brusco brusque, tart, sour, perh. fr. L. (vitis) labrusca wild (vine); or cf. OHG. bruttisc grim, fr. brutti terror.]

Rough and prompt in manner; blunt; abrupt; bluff; as, a brusque man; a brusque style.

 

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