Definitions for abrupt

Definitions for (adj) abrupt

Main entry: abrupt

Definition: surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

Usage: an abrupt reply

Main entry: abrupt

Definition: exceedingly sudden and unexpected

Usage: came to an abrupt stop; an abrupt change in the weather

Main entry: sharp, precipitous, abrupt

Definition: extremely steep

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

Main entry: disconnected, abrupt

Definition: marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

Usage: abrupt prose

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