Definition of abrupt adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    abrupt

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    adjective
    NAmE//əˈbrʌpt//
     
     
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  1. 1sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way an abrupt change/halt/departure The accident brought his career to an abrupt end.
  2. 2speaking or acting in a way that seems unfriendly and rude; not taking time to say more than is necessary synonym brusque, curt an abrupt manner She was very abrupt with me in our meeting.
NAmE//əˈbrʌptli//
 
adverb The interview ended abruptly.
NAmE//əˈbrʌptnəs//
 
noun [uncountable]
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