Abrupt

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Definition

abrupt: sudden, unexpected; rude, brusque, rough, blunt
adjective
The meeting came to an abrupt end as soon as somebody disagreed with the manager's ideas.

abruptly: suddenly, unexpectedly; rudely, bluntly, brusquely
adverb

Examples

  • "His e-mail was so abrupt."
  • "I apologize for this abrupt introduction, but I wanted to make our position quite clear."
  • "I was with someone for years and then it ended very abruptly."

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