HyperDic: abrupt

English > 4 senses of the word abrupt:
ADJECTIVEallabrupt, disconnectedmarked by sudden changes in subject / subject and sharp transitions
allabruptexceedingly sudden and unexpected
allabrupt, precipitous, sharpextremely steep
allabruptsurprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
abrupt > pronunciation
Soundsahbrah'pt
Rhymesbankrupt ... worshipped: 12 rhymes with ahpt...
English > abrupt: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by sudden changes in subject / subject and sharp transitions.
Example"abrupt prose"
Synonymdisconnected
Broaderstaccato, disconnected(music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds
English > abrupt: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExceedingly sudden and unexpected.
Examples
  • "came to an abrupt stop"
  • "an abrupt change in the weather"
Broadersuddenhappening / happening without warning or in a short space of time
Spanishabrupto, brusco, precipitado
Catalanabrupte
Nounsabruptnessthe quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
Adverbsabruptlyquickly and without warning
English > abrupt: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningExtremely steep.
Example"an abrupt canyon"
Synonymsprecipitous, sharp
BroadersteepHaving a sharp inclination
Spanishabrupto, brusco, repentino, súbito
Catalanabrupte, brusc, repentí, sobtat
Nounsabruptnessthe property possessed by a slope that is very steep
English > abrupt: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningsurprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner.
Example"an abrupt reply"
Broaderdiscourteousshowing no courtesy
Nounsabruptnessan abrupt discourteous manner

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