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abrupt

adjective
 
 
/əˈbrʌpt/
SUDDEN sudden and not expected: Our conversation came to an abrupt end.Not expected or planned
RUDE dealing with people in a quick way that is unfriendly or rude: She has a rather abrupt manner.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasiveNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
abruptly adverb
Translations of “abrupt”
in Arabic مُفاجيء…
in Korean 갑작 스러운…
in Malaysian secara tiba-tiba, kasar…
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 Vietnamese bất thình lình, thô lỗ…
in Spanish brusco, áspero…
in Portuguese abrupto…
in Thai ฉับพลัน, หยาบคาย…
in German abrupt, schroff…
in Catalan sobtat…
in Japanese 突然の, 唐突な…
in Indonesian mendadak, kasar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然的, 意外的…
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