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Adjective
Rather rude in speech or manner
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“A long, drawn out, boring evening with terribly rude and abrupt service.”
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Direct or forthright in speech or manner
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“The doctor took credit for extricating himself, in the way we have described, from Alice's abrupt question about the cost of the apartments.”
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Sudden and unexpected
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“The heady progress of Liszt's career was brought to an abrupt halt by the unexpected death of his father in 1827.”
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(of a style of speech or writing) Not flowing smoothly
“In this respect Trout Mask Replica takes all available musical genres and foregrounds them as genre through abrupt and aggressive juxtaposition.”
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So steep as to be almost vertical
“The ground angled suddenly upward, and he staggered as the abrupt slope surprised him.”
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Done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice
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Insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way
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Showing haughty disregard
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Lasting for a very short time
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Characterized by abrupt stops and starts or an irregular course
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