abrupt
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abrupt(
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bruhpt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sudden)
a. abrupto
A high pressure system moved in bringing an abrupt rise in temperatures.Un sistema de alta presión entró trayendo consigo un aumento abrupto de la temperatura.
b. repentino
Simon's abrupt departure from the president's cabinet has the media all abuzz.La salida repentina de Simón del gabinete del presidente tiene a los medios de comunicación alborotados.
c. súbito
The meeting came to an abrupt conclusion when the cardinal walked in.La reunión llegó a una conclusión súbita cuando entró el cardenal.
d. brusco
Julian underwent an abrupt change in personality after suffering a head injury.Julian experimentó un cambio brusco de personalidad después de sufrir una lesión en la cabeza.
e. de repente (adverb)
The baseball game came to an abrupt halt when it began to rain.El partido de béisbol se paró de repente cuando empezó a llover.
f. bruscamente (adverb)
The party came to an abrupt end when his parents came back from their vacation early.La fiesta terminó bruscamente cuando sus papás volvieron temprano de sus vacaciones.
2. (brusque)
a. abrupto
Connor's abrupt manner did not earn him many fans at work.La actidud abrupta de Connor no le ganó muchos adeptos en el trabajo.
b. brusco
I'm sorry for my abrupt reply. I misunderstood the question.Lo siento por mi respuesta brusca. No entendí bien la pregunta.
c. cortante
He was taken aback by her abrupt comment and began to feel enraged.Le sorprendió el comentario cortante y empezó a enfurecerse.
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abrupt
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sudden)
a. brusco(a), repentino(a)
the evening came to an abrupt endla velada terminó bruscamente
2. (curt)
a. brusco(a), abrupto(a)
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abrupt [əˈbrʌpt]
adjective
1 (sudden) [+change, rise] brusco; [+departure] repentino; [+resignation, dismissal] repentino; súbito
to come to an abrupt end terminar de repente; to come to an abrupt halt or stop pararse bruscamente or en seco; terminarse de repente
to make an abrupt [movement] his international career came to an abrupt halt when he was injured playing against Germany I turned a corner and came to an abrupt halt in front of an enormous mimosa
2 (brusque) [+person] brusco; cortante; [+question] brusco; [+comment, reply] cortante
he was abrupt to the point of rudeness estuvo tan brusco or cortante que resultaba hasta grosero; he was very abrupt with me estuvo muy brusco or cortante conmigo; I was taken aback by her abrupt manner me chocó su brusquedad
3 (steep) [+hillside, precipice] abrupto; escarpado
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