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abrupt

ab·rupt

abrupt

 
 
pronunciation:
bruhpt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: sudden and not expected.
I lost my balance when the bus came to an abrupt stop.
synonyms:
sharp, sudden
antonyms:
deliberate, gradual
similar words:
headlong, impetuous
definition 2: saying so little as to be rude or unpleasant.
I was abrupt with the salesman who called during dinner.
synonyms:
curt, gruff
antonyms:
friendly
similar words:
blunt, discourteous, impolite, rude
derivations: abruptly (adv.), abruptness (n.)
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