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Rather rude in speech or manner
“A long, drawn out, boring evening with terribly rude and abrupt service.”
Sudden and unexpected
“The heady progress of Liszt's career was brought to an abrupt halt by the unexpected death of his father in 1827.”
Broken off
“In this respect Trout Mask Replica takes all available musical genres and foregrounds them as genre through abrupt and aggressive juxtaposition.”
Steep; precipitous
“The ground angled suddenly upward, and he staggered as the abrupt slope surprised him.”
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