What does abrupt mean?

Definitions for abrupt
əˈbrʌptabrupt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrupt, disconnectedadjective

    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

    "abrupt prose"

  2. abruptadjective

    exceedingly sudden and unexpected

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

  3. abrupt, precipitous, sharpadjective

    extremely steep

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

  4. abruptadjective

    surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

    "an abrupt reply"

Wiktionary

  1. abruptnoun

    Something which is abrupt.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  2. abruptverb

    To tear off or asunder.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  3. abruptverb

    To interrupt suddenly.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  4. abruptadjective

    Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  5. abruptadjective

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  6. abruptadjective

    Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  7. abruptadjective

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  8. abruptadjective

    Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abruptadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  2. Abruptadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  3. Abruptadjective

    having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  4. Abruptadjective

    suddenly terminating, as if cut off

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  5. Abruptnoun

    an abrupt place

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  6. Abruptverb

    to tear off or asunder

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. abrupt

    A word applied to steep, broken, or craggy cliffs and headlands, especially such as are bold-to and precipitous.

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Entomology

  1. Abrupt

    suddenly or without gradation.

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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

Examples of abrupt in a Sentence

  1. Johan Rockstrom:

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

  2. Gretchen McCulloch:

    With video calls, once you're gone, you're gone, it's abrupt, when you see everyone waving, you know that everyone is prepared for this call to end and you're not going to be suddenly hanging up on somebody.

  3. Edward J. Burns:

    This was supposed to be a cooperative process, not an adversarial one, but the abrupt cutting off of this process through this raid was a direct affront to this necessary notion of cooperation.

  4. Carsten Brzeski:

    It is an abrupt stop of economic activity, from 100 to zero in just a few days or weeks.

  5. Janet Yellen:

    Such an abrupt tightening would risk disrupting financial markets and perhaps even inadvertently push the economy into recession.

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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
  • आकस्मिकHindi
  • 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
  • 突兀Chinese

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