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abrupt -- as in: she is abrupt
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as in: she is abrupt Define
rude or unfriendly because of using too few words or moving too quickly
  • She has an abrupt personality.
  • 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.
  • Thank you for your words, he says abruptly and leads Uhmma away to the back row of chairs.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • Her manner was abrupt.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca

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  • I didn’t pause for her reaction, even to see if I’d hurt her feelings with my abruptness.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • 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
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To see samples using other meanings of abrupt, click a word sense below:
as in: an abrupt change Define
sudden and unexpected
as in: she is abrupt Define
rude or unfriendly because of using too few words or moving too quickly
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