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Adjective: abrupt (abrupter,abruptest)  u'brúpt
  1. Marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    "abrupt prose";
    - disconnected
  2. Exceedingly sudden and unexpected
    "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"
  3. Dangerously steep
    "an abrupt canyon";
    - precipitous, sharp
  4. Surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
    "an abrupt reply"

Derived forms: abrupter, abruptest

See also: disconnected, discourteous, ignorant, staccato, steep, sudden

Encyclopedia: Abrupt