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Spanish translation of “abrupt”

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abrupt

adjective /əˈbrapt/
sudden; unexpected
brusco
The car came to an abrupt halt.
(of a person’s manner of speaking etc) rude or sharp
brusco, áspero
His answers to my questions were rather abrupt.
abruptly adverb
bruscamente
His tennis career ended abruptly when he suffered a serious injury.
abruptness noun
brusquedad
The abruptness of her words took me by surprise.
Translations of “abrupt”
in Korean 갑작 스러운…
in Arabic مُفاجيء…
in French soudain, brusque…
in Italian improvviso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然的, 意外的…
in Russian внезапный, резкий…
in Turkish ani, aniden, beklenmedik anda…
in Polish nagły, szorstki, oschły…
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…
(Definition of abrupt from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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