abrupt - definitions and synonyms

abrupt adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

    Example Sentenses:

    • abrupt prose


  2. English Meaning: 

    : exceedingly sudden and unexpected

    Example Sentenses:

    • came to an abrupt stop

    • an abrupt change in the weather

  3. English Meaning: 

    : extremely steep

    Example Sentenses:

    • an abrupt canyon

    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river

    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings

    • a sharp drop


    precipitous / sharp
  4. English Meaning: 

    : surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

    Example Sentenses:

    • an abrupt reply