Terse / Abrupt

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Dunno123

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Slovak
Hello. I am wondering if there's any difference between the adjectives "terse" and "abrupt" in the sense of being brief/laconic. It seems to me that (according to the definitions from various dictionaries) when someone is abrupt, they always seem unfriendly or rude, while when someone is terse, they often seem unfriendly or rude, but not necessarily always. Is this correct? Which one sounds more negative to you?

And for example, when would you use abrupt and terse in the following sentence?

She was very abrupt with me in our meeting.
She was very terse with me in our meeting.

Thank you in advance for your answers.
 
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