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abrupt

adjective (SUDDEN)    /əˈbrʌpt/
C2 describes something that is 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 .Not expected or planned abruptly     /-li/ adverb The talks ended abruptly when one of the delegations walked out in protest .Not expected or plannedBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendlyNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive abruptness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Not expected or plannedBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendlyNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
(Definition of abrupt adjective (SUDDEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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