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Definitions of abrupt

  1. marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Suddenly terminating, as if cut off. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An abrupt place. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To tear off or asunder. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Broken; ending suddenly; steep; rough; unceremonious or discourteous; unconnected; sudden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Abruptly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Abruptness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The opposite of gradual, as if broken off: sudden: unexpected. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Sudden; broken off. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Not expected; sudden; broken off; disconnected; steep. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Steep: craggy; sudden; terminating abruptly, as if the end were cut off. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Appearing as if broken, or cut off, at the extremity. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  19. [Latin] Appearing as if broken, or cut off, at extremity. na
  20. ab-rupt', adj. the opposite of gradual, as if broken off: sudden: unexpected: precipitous: (of style) passing from one thought to another without transitions: (of manners) short, rude.--n. an abrupt place.--n. ABRUP'TION, a sudden breaking off: violent separation: (Shak.) interruption, pause.--adv. ABRUPT'LY.--n. ABRUPT'NESS. [L. abruptus--ab, off, rump[)e]re, ruptum, to break.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Sudden, hasty, disconnected; steep, precipitous; (Bot.) truncated; suddenly cropping out (of geol. strata). Hence abruptly adv., abruptness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Broken, craggy; sudden, without the customary or proper preparatives. Complete Dictionary

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