The very religious, like Eagleton, may take offense at the brusque, selective, and unsystematic consideration of their creeds.
A definitive profile of Zuckerberg, described here as sometimes “brusque, flat as a dial tone,” but “self-deprecating,” too.
He identifies as “brusque” like other New York City residents.
Those who have interacted with him describe him as brusque, eccentric, clenched.
And McCauley was surely friendlier that his brusque air of command indicated.
I like your brusque frankness, worthy Nimrod; but in order to go, I must learn a road thence, and I know none.
Then, with a brusque movement of furious resolution, he disappeared in the night.
He was conscious that he was brusque, and that Marius was cold.
A brusque question caused him to stutter to the point of suffocation.
Suddenly he drew it, with a brusque movement, down the front of his jacket and left a long smudge.
1650s, from French brusque "lively, fierce," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, rough," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant."