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abrupt

adjective  us   /əˈbrʌpt/

abrupt adjective (SUDDEN)

sudden and not expected, often with unpleasant results: There was an abrupt change in her mood. We came to an abrupt curve in the road.

abrupt adjective (NOT FRIENDLY)

not friendly or polite; showing little interest in talking to other people: His abrupt manner makes me uncomfortable.
abruptly
adverb  us   /əˈbrʌp·tli/
They abruptly left the party.
Translations of “abrupt”
in Arabic مُفاجيء…
in Korean 갑작 스러운…
in Malaysian secara tiba-tiba, kasar…
in French soudain, brusque…
in Turkish ani, aniden, beklenmedik anda…
in Italian improvviso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然的, 意外的…
in Russian внезапный, резкий…
in Polish nagły, szorstki, oschły…
in Vietnamese bất thình lình, thô lỗ…
in Spanish brusco, áspero…
in Portuguese abrupto…
in Thai ฉับพลัน, หยาบคาย…
in German abrupt, schroff…
in Catalan sobtat…
in Japanese 突然の, 唐突な…
in Indonesian mendadak, kasar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然的, 意外的…
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