marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
exceedingly sudden and unexpected
"came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"
abrupt, precipitous, sharp(adj)
"an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
"an abrupt reply"
Something which is abrupt.
To tear off or asunder.
To interrupt suddenly.
Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.
Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.
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.
Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.
Origin: * First attested in 1583.
broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places
without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious
having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected
suddenly terminating, as if cut off
an abrupt place
to tear off or asunder
Origin: [L. abruptum.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. abruptus—ab, off, rumpĕre, ruptum, to break.]
The numerical value of abrupt in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of abrupt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are at a point where we may see abrupt and irreversible changes due to climate change.
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.
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.
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.
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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- 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
- sconnesso, brusca, discontinua, brusco, sconnessa, discontinuoItalian
- ta' malajr, f'daqqa, ta' mod goffMaltese
- bruusk, kortaf, afgeknot, abrupt, hortend, plots, steilDutch
- skarp, brå, avkortet, bratt, plutseligNorwegian
- brusco, interromper, abrupto, rude, abscindirPortuguese
- крутой, бесцеремонный, обрывистый, резкий, внезапный, неожиданныйRussian
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