from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Curtness or bluntness of manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or situation of being brusque; an abrupt or blunt quality.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bruskness.
French, from brusque, brusque; see brusque.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)