abrupt definition

  • adjective:
    • Unexpectedly abrupt: an abrupt change in the current weather.
    • Interestingly curt; brusque: an abrupt response produced in fury.
    • Touching using one subject after another with unexpected changes: abrupt prose.
    • Steeply inclined. See Synonyms at steep1.
    • Botany Terminating out of the blue in the place of gradually; truncate: an abrupt leaf.
    • Broken down; really steep, or craggy, as stones, precipices, finance companies; precipitous; high.
    • without warning to prepare your head for the occasion; abrupt; hasty; unceremonious.
    • Having sudden transitions from susceptible to another; unconnected.
    • instantly terminating, as though take off.
    • incredibly steep
    • amazingly and unceremoniously brusque in way
    • marked by abrupt changes in topic and sharp changes
    • exceedingly unexpected and unexpected
  • noun:
    • An abrupt spot.
    • An abrupt spot; a precipice or chasm.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To tear off or asunder.
  • others:
    • cracked or showing up just as if damaged away or down; marked by or showing a sudden breach or modification of continuity; desiring continuation or completion: as, the road or perhaps the discourse came to an abrupt cancellation; an abrupt turn-in a road. Ergo Steep; precipitous: as, an abrupt cliff; an abrupt lineage.
    • Figuratively, abrupt; without warning to prepare your brain for occasion; unceremonious: because, an abrupt entry or address.
    • Lacking in continuity; having unexpected transitions in one susceptible to another: because, an abrupt design.
    • In botany, terminating abruptly: as, an abrupt point: sometimes found in the feeling of truncate: because, an abrupt leaf.
    • to-break down; interrupt; disrupt.

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