Definitions for abruptəˈbrʌpt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]


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
  • 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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