Definition of Abrupt in English :

Define Abrupt in English

Abrupt meaning in English

Meaning of Abrupt in English

Pronunciation of Abrupt in English

Abrupt pronunciation in English

Pronounce Abrupt in English

Abrupt

see synonyms of abrupt

1. abrupt, disconnected

marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

Example Sentences:
'abrupt prose'

2. abrupt

exceedingly sudden and unexpected

Example Sentences:
'came to an abrupt stop'
'an abrupt change in the weather'

3. abrupt, precipitous, sharp

extremely steep

Example Sentences:
'an abrupt canyon'
'the precipitous rapids of the upper river'
'the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings'
'a sharp drop'

4. abrupt

surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

Example Sentences:
'an abrupt reply'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Abrupt

see synonyms of abrupt
adjective
1. 
sudden; unexpected
2. 
brusque or brief in speech, manner, etc; curt
3. 
(of a style of writing or speaking) making sharp transitions from one subject to another; disconnected
4. 
precipitous; steep
5. botany
shaped as though a part has been cut off; truncate
6. geology
(of strata) cropping out suddenly

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


Abrupt

see synonyms of abrupt
adjective
1. 
coming, happening, or ending suddenly; sudden; unexpected
2. 
curt or gruff in behavior or speech; brusque
3. 
very steep
said as of a precipice
4. 
jumping from topic to topic without proper transitions; jerky and disconnected
5.  Geology
having sudden variations in composition, form, etc.
said esp. of adjacent rock formations

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Abrupt

see synonyms of abrupt
adj.
1. Unexpectedly sudden: an abrupt change in the weather.
2. Surprisingly curt; brusque: an abrupt answer made in anger.
3. Touching on one subject after another with sudden transitions: abrupt prose.
4. Steeply inclined. See Synonyms at steep1.
5. Botany Terminating suddenly rather than gradually; truncate: an abrupt leaf.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.