Associations to the word «Abrupt»

Wiktionary

ABRUPT, adjective. (obsolete) (rare) Broken away (from restraint). [Attested only in the late 16th century.]
ABRUPT, adjective. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABRUPT, adjective. Curt in manner; brusque; rude; uncivil; impolite. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABRUPT, adjective. Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected; disjointed. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
ABRUPT, adjective. (obsolete) Broken off. [Attested from the early 17th century until the mid 18th century.]
ABRUPT, adjective. Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
ABRUPT, adjective. (botany) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
ABRUPT, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To tear off or asunder. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABRUPT, verb. To interrupt suddenly. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
ABRUPT, noun. (poetic) Something which is abrupt; an abyss. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]

Dictionary definition

ABRUPT, adjective. Marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose".
ABRUPT, adjective. Exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather".
ABRUPT, adjective. Extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop".
ABRUPT, adjective. Surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply".

Wise words

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