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abrupt
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
an abrupt change
Definition sudden and unexpected
  • The bus came to an abrupt stop.
abrupt = sudden and unexpected
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The weather changed abruptly at about noon.
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • Mr. Ludsbury loomed abruptly out of a background of shrubbery.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • The men fell silent, piecing together the rumors of one giant bomb vaporizing a city and the abrupt end to the war.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • abrupt = sudden and unexpected
  • Tom threw on both brakes impatiently, and we slid to an abrupt dusty stop under Wilson's sign.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • abrupt = sudden
  • "What did you guys do on your date?" she asked abruptly.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • More abruptly than expected, it stopped and appeared to be sucked toward the water.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • abruptly = suddenly and unexpectedly
  • Abruptly his mind went back to Katharine.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • abruptly = suddenly
  • And then, once the time is right, with one abrupt, swift action I'm going to completely knock them out of my life.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • abrupt = sudden
  • He turns abruptly to go out.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
abruptly = suddenly

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2  —as in:
she is abrupt
Definition rude or unfriendly because of using too few words or moving too quickly
  • She has an abrupt personality.
abrupt = rude or unfriendly because of using too few words or moving too quickly
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Try not to be so abrupt with the people you manage. It may seem quicker, but we're losing talented people because they don't like working with you.
  • abrupt = rude or unfriendly because of using too few words or moving too quickly
  • Thank you for your words, he says abruptly and leads Uhmma away to the back row of chairs.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • abruptly = in a manner that is rude or unfriendly because of using too few words or moving too quickly
  • I didn't pause for her reaction, even to see if I'd hurt her feelings with my abruptness.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • abruptness = done in a rude or unfriendly manner because of using too few words or moving too quickly
  • The nature of the Service precluded elaborate farewells and the presentation of gold watches, but even by these standards Leamas' departure seemed abrupt.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • abrupt = done in a rude or unfriendly manner
  • Her manner was abrupt.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
abrupt = rude or unfriendly because of using too few words or moving too quickly

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