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abrupt

adjective uk   /əˈbrʌpt/ us  

abrupt adjective (SUDDEN)

C2 sudden and unexpected, and often unpleasant: an abrupt change/movement Our conversation came to an abrupt end when George burst into the room. The road ended in an abrupt (= sudden and very steep) slope down to the sea.
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abrupt adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

C2 using too few words when talking, in a way that seems rude and unfriendly: an abrupt manner/reply He is sometimes very abrupt with clients.
abruptly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The talks ended abruptly when one of the delegations walked out in protest.
abruptness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “abrupt”
in Korean 갑작 스러운…
in Arabic مُفاجيء…
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 Spanish brusco, áspero…
in Portuguese abrupto…
in German abrupt, schroff…
in Catalan sobtat…
in Japanese 突然の, 唐突な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然的, 意外的…
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