What does abrupt mean?

Definitions for abruptəˈbrʌpt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abrupt.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrupt, disconnected(adj)

    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

    "abrupt prose"

  2. abrupt(adj)

    exceedingly sudden and unexpected

    "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"

  3. abrupt, precipitous, sharp(adj)

    extremely steep

    "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"

  4. abrupt(adj)

    surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

    "an abrupt reply"

Wiktionary

  1. abrupt(Noun)

    Something which is abrupt.

  2. abrupt(Verb)

    To tear off or asunder.

  3. abrupt(Verb)

    To interrupt suddenly.

  4. abrupt(Adjective)

    Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.

  5. abrupt(Adjective)

    Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.

  6. abrupt(Adjective)

    Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.

  7. abrupt(Adjective)

    Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected.

    The party came to an abrupt end when the parents of our host arrived.

  8. abrupt(Adjective)

    Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.

  9. Origin: * First attested in 1583.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abrupt(adj)

    broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places

  2. Abrupt(adj)

    without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious

  3. Abrupt(adj)

    having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected

  4. Abrupt(adj)

    suddenly terminating, as if cut off

  5. Abrupt(noun)

    an abrupt place

  6. Abrupt(verb)

    to tear off or asunder

  7. Origin: [L. abruptum.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abrupt

    ab-rupt′, adj. the opposite of gradual, as if broken off: sudden: unexpected: precipitous: (of style) passing from one thought to another without transitions: (of manners) short, rude.—n. an abrupt place.—n. Abrup′tion, a sudden breaking off: violent separation: (Shak.) interruption, pause.—adv. Abrupt′ly.—n. Abrupt′ness. [L. abruptusab, off, rumpĕre, ruptum, to break.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abrupt in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abrupt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johan Rockstrom:

    We are at a point where we may see abrupt and irreversible changes due to climate change.

  2. Brian Smedley:

    We think the Fed understands the risks associated with waiting too long to lift off, as an abrupt tightening down the road ... could be disruptive.

  3. Pradeep T:

    Friendship is like a tree; it needs care in early days when it's a small plant and when it grows to a size of a tree, it is there for you for a lifetime. Sadly, many plants face an unnatural, abrupt, and painful death.

  4. Jennifer Powers:

    Going from a less equatorial altitude to a much more equatorial altitude quickly over a couple days doesn’t allow your body to habituate to the stress and that’s the kind of quick, abrupt shift we associate more with melanoma than with other skin cancer.

  5. The IEA:

    U.S. stocks may soon test storage capacity limits. That would inevitably lead to renewed price weakness, which in turn could trigger the supply cuts that have so far remained elusive, while the U.S. supply response to lower prices might take longer to kick in than expected, it might also prove more abrupt.

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Translations for abrupt

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  • рапто́ўныBelarusian
  • рязък, стръмен, безцеремонен, внезапенBulgarian
  • abrupteCatalan, Valencian
  • brat, uformodet, pludseligDanish
  • abrupt, jäh, kurz angebunden, abgestumpft, wortkarg, schroff, einsiblig, steilGerman
  • κοφτός, απότομος, αιφνίδιος, ξαφνικός, απροσδόκητος, απόκρημνος, ασυνεχήςGreek
  • abrupto, súbito, brusco, cortante, repentinoSpanish
  • erottaa, katkaistu, keskeyttää, äkillinen, odottamaton, töksähtävä, äkkijyrkkä, karkeaFinnish
  • brusque, precipité, abruptFrench
  • תלולHebrew
  • tiba-tibaIndonesian
  • sconnesso, brusca, discontinua, brusco, sconnessa, discontinuoItalian
  • abruptusLatin
  • moteMāori
  • ta' malajr, f'daqqa, ta' mod goffMaltese
  • bruusk, kortaf, afgeknot, abrupt, hortend, plots, steilDutch
  • skarp, brå, avkortet, bratt, plutseligNorwegian
  • brusco, interromper, abrupto, rude, abscindirPortuguese
  • abruptRomanian
  • крутой, бесцеремонный, обрывистый, резкий, внезапный, неожиданныйRussian
  • అకస్మాత్తుగాTelugu
  • рапто́вийUkrainian

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