What does abrupt mean?

Definitions for abrupt
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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. abrupt(Noun)

    Something which is abrupt.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  2. abrupt(Verb)

    To tear off or asunder.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  3. abrupt(Verb)

    To interrupt suddenly.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  4. abrupt(Adjective)

    Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  5. abrupt(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  6. abrupt(Adjective)

    Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

  8. abrupt(Adjective)

    Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.

    Etymology: * First attested in 1583.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abrupt(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  2. Abrupt(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  3. Abrupt(adj)

    having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  4. Abrupt(adj)

    suddenly terminating, as if cut off

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  5. Abrupt(noun)

    an abrupt place

    Etymology: [L. abruptum.]

  6. Abrupt(verb)

    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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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. Emmanuel Macron:

    This law was not perfect, it was not enough for some, too abrupt for others, but it has put the country in motion, has given new rights, increased mobility, transparency and activity, it works.

  2. Janet Yellen:

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

  3. Marylin Zuniga:

    Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning Marylin Zuniga young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. Even when I heard that the letters were written... because of compassion, you could've written to somebody in a nursing home. - Gloria Stewart, Orange Board of Education, NJ resident Marylin Zuniga, who taught at Forest Street Elementary School, told board members prior to their hasty vote to can Marylin Zuniga that Marylin Zuniga has broad support from around the country, the newspaper reported. There's people around the nation who support me, who believe I need to be reinstated and I believe that I need to be reinstated, my students need me in the classroom. My students have requested that I come back to the classroom. Abu-Jamal, a 61-year-old serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, is a self-styled poet who became a darling of celebrities and activists while on death row. His sentence was later commuted to life without parole, and he was suffering from complications from diabetes when Marylin Zuniga assigned the task. The vote to fire Zuniga occurred after several hours of public speakers, many of whom praised Zuniga for teaching Marylin Zuniga students to have compassion for a man who killed a police officer. Abu-Jamal killed Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop of Abu-Jamal’s brother. At trial, several witnesses reported seeing Abu-Jamal kill Daniel Faulkner, and two witnesses said Abu-Jamal confessed to the killing, saying, I shot the mother --- er, and I hope the mother --- er dies. Although the abrupt vote left meeting attendees unsure of what had happened, Orange Board of Education Superintendent Ronald Lee confirmed that Marylin Zuniga was fired in an email to the Star-Ledger. As this is a personnel issue, I have no further comments on this matter, Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee wrote. Zuniga’s attorney, Alan Levine, told the newspaper Marylin Zuniga is now considering legal action to challenge Marylin Zuniga firing. Several speakers at the meeting, including Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake, praised Marylin Zuniga.

  4. Janet Yellen:

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

  5. The BIS:

    These abrupt market movements (in October) were even more pronounced than similar developments in August, when a sudden correction in global financial markets was quickly succeeded by renewed buoyant market conditions, this suggests that more than a quantum of fragility underlies the current elevated mood in financial markets.

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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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