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.

  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 Dictionary

  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.]

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.]

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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. Chief Executive Officer Alexandre Abreu:

    This time there will be no abrupt increase in credit and, instead, a smoother one.

  2. Johan Rockstrom:

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

  3. Russ Versaggi of Tampa:

    It was a little herky-jerky, a little abrupt at times, but never felt threatened, never feel endangered here at all.

  4. Janet Yellen:

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

  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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