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adjective  /əˈbrʌpt/ us  

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.
adverb  /əˈbrʌp·tli/ us  
They abruptly left the party.
(Definition of abrupt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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