bursque

brusque [ bruhsk; especially Brit. broo'sk ]
 adjective ]
 MEANING :
 1. blunt or abrupt in manner
2. curt in speech
3. discourteous or rough
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The customers avoided him because of his brusque behaviour.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 To his credit, David Cameron was swift to grasp the true implications of the scandal and to take action: he is still resented by some of his backbenchers for what they regard as the brusque way he treated them.

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