Meaning of 'abrupt'

Find the meaning of the word ‘abrupt’

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Meaning of ‘abrupt’

4 definitions found.



surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

Example: "an abrupt reply"


exceedingly sudden and unexpected

Example: "came to an abrupt stop"


extremely steep

Example: "an abrupt canyon"

Synonyms: sharp


marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

Example: "abrupt prose"

Synonyms: disconnected

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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