Synonyms for (adjective) abrupt

Synonyms: abrupt

Definition: surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

Usage: an abrupt reply

Similar words: discourteous

Definition: showing no courtesy; rude

Usage: a distant and at times discourteous young


Synonyms: abrupt

Definition: exceedingly sudden and unexpected

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

Similar words: sudden

Definition: happening without warning or in a short space of time

Usage: a sudden storm; a sudden decision; a sudden cure


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: steep

Definition: having a sharp inclination

Usage: the steep attic stairs; steep cliffs


Synonyms: disconnected, abrupt

Definition: marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

Usage: abrupt prose

Similar words: staccato, disconnected

Definition: (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply

Usage: staccato applause; a staccato command; staccato notes