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Rather rude in speech or manner
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“It was a long, drawn-out, and boring evening with terribly rude and abrupt service.”
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Having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked
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“He was a broad, muscular young man, with a rather abrupt manner.”
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Direct or forthright in speech or manner
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“The doctor took credit for extricating himself from Alice's abrupt question about the cost of the apartments.”
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Brief and to the point
“A simple "Yes" was his brief and abrupt answer.”
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Sudden and unexpected in nature
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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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Characterized by great severity, intensity or suddenness
“Within the last ten years, there has been an abrupt change in the public attitude from apathy to alarm.”
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Acting or done hastily and without forethought
“The association made the abrupt decision to leave the protest movement in December 2011.”
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Not flowing smoothly, especially of speech or writing
“Iris watched as his expression darkened and his speech became more abrupt.”
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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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Happening or done before the usual or expected time
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Haughty or arrogant, especially in one's disregard for something
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Done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice
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Lasting for a very short time
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Producing or consisting of convulsions
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With or involving direct confrontation with someone
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