Part of speech:
Abrupt and often disconcertingly frank in speech:
Coming, happening, or ending suddenly; sudden; unexpected
Having or showing a rough and blunt but not unkind manner:
Free and easy
Exhibiting no courtesy; rude.
Rough or surly in manner or speech; brusquely rude
Severe, cruel, or exacting:
Not polite; discourteous.
Lacking polish or finesse:
Unpleasantly forceful or harsh:
Brittle and inductile when cold (cold short) or hot (hot short)
Made up of small scraps or snips; fragmentary
Threatening, as of weather conditions; ominous:
Characterized by extreme emotion, especially anger:
Polite and gracious; considerate toward others; well-mannered
Possessing or exhibiting tact; considerate and discreet:
The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.
Short in time, duration, length, or extent.
Using only a few words; laconic
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