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What does "Abrupt" mean?

Definition

(a.) Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places (a.) Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected (a.) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off (a.) Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious (n.) An abrupt place (v. t.) To tear off or asunder


Synonyms steep, sharp, precipitous, staccato, sudden, disconnected, discourteous


Example: "Abrupt prose" Example: "An abrupt reply" Example: "Came to an abrupt stop" Example: "An abrupt canyon"


Word Family abrupter, abruptest, abruptly, abruptness