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abrupt

adjective (UNFRIENDLY)    /əˈbrʌpt/
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.Blunt 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 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
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