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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A word applied to steep, broken, or craggy cliffs and headlands, especially such as are bold-to and precipitous.
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The numerical value of abrupt in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of abrupt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of abrupt in a Sentence
It was so abrupt, and so sudden.
This time there will be no abrupt increase in credit and, instead, a smoother one.
We are at a point where we may see abrupt and irreversible changes due to climate change.
It was a little herky-jerky, a little abrupt at times, but never felt threatened, never feel endangered here at all.
An abrupt tightening would risk disrupting financial markets and perhaps even inadvertently push the economy into recession.
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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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