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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•ruptəˈbrʌpt(adj.)

  1. sudden or unexpected:

    an abrupt departure.

  2. curt or brusque in speech or manner:

    an abrupt reply.

  3. terminating or changing suddenly; sharp:

    an abrupt turn in the road.

  4. having many sudden changes from one subject to another; lacking in continuity or smoothness:

    an abrupt writing style.

  5. steep; precipitous:

    an abrupt descent.

  6. Category: Botany

    Ref: truncate (def. 3). 4

Origin of abrupt:

1575–85; < L abruptus, ptp. of abrumpere to rupture

ab•rupt′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortness(noun)

    an abrupt discourteous manner

  2. abruptness, precipitousness, steepness(noun)

    the property possessed by a slope that is very steep

  3. abruptness, precipitateness, precipitousness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddenness(noun)

    the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

Wiktionary

  1. abruptness(Noun)

    The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness.

  2. abruptness(Noun)

    Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as, abruptness of style or manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abruptness(noun)

    the state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness

  2. Abruptness(noun)

    suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as, abruptness of style or manner


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