He was abrupt to the point of rudeness

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luna learns English

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Chinese
Hi,guys, I looked up "abrupt" in the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary,and it gives me an example of its use like this:
"He was abrupt to the point of rudeness."
I am not sure of its meaning, and can anyone help me to paraphrase this sentence?
Thank you!
 
  • siares

    Senior Member
    Slovak
    Hi all,
    can I replace 'rudeness' with 'rude'?
    He was abrupt to the point of rude.
    Or do I need to insert 'being' before rude?
    Thank you
     
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