Definition of abrupt adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

abrupt

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