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Adj. 1. brusk - marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"
brusque, curt, short
discourteous - showing no courtesy; rude; "a distant and at times discourteous young"
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Tulliver liked to call the father's attention to Maggie's hair and other unexpected virtues, but he had a brusk reply to give.
The Mill on the Floss by Eliot, George see also:
brusque also brusk (brsk)
Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blunt. See Synonyms at gruff.
[French, lively, fierce, from Italian brusco, coarse, rough, from Late Latin brscum, perhaps blend of Latin rscus, butcher's broom, and Late Latin brcus, heather; see briar1.]
Trying hard not to be brusk, but this is all I have to say on the subject.