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abruptadjective

uk   us   /əˈbrʌpt/
  • 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 ​roadended in an abrupt (= ​sudden and very ​steep)slope down to the ​sea.

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abruptly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​talksended abruptly when one of the ​delegationswalked out in ​protest.
abruptness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of abrupt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abruptadjective

 us   /əˈbrʌpt/
  • abrupt adjective (SUDDEN)

sudden and not ​expected, often with ​unpleasantresults: 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.
abruptly
adverb  us   /əˈbrʌp·tli/
They abruptly ​left the ​party.
(Definition of abrupt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abrupt”
in Korean 갑작 스러운…
in Arabic مُفاجيء…
in Malaysian secara tiba-tiba, kasar…
in French soudain, brusque…
in Russian внезапный, резкий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然的, 意外的…
in Italian improvviso…
in Turkish ani, aniden, beklenmedik anda…
in Polish nagły, szorstki, oschły…
in Spanish brusco, áspero…
in Vietnamese bất thình lình, thô lỗ…
in Portuguese abrupto…
in Thai ฉับพลัน, หยาบคาย…
in German abrupt, schroff…
in Catalan sobtat…
in Japanese 突然の, 唐突な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然的, 意外的…
in Indonesian mendadak, kasar…
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