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Definition 1: surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an abrupt reply

(abrupt is similar to ...) showing no courtesy; rude

"a distant and at times discourteous young"

Definition 2: marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • abrupt prose

Synonyms for abrupt in the sense of this definition

(abrupt is similar to ...) (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply

"staccato applause" "a staccato command" "staccato notes"

Definition 3: extremely steep - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an abrupt canyon
  • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
  • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
  • a sharp drop

Synonyms for abrupt in the sense of this definition

(abrupt is similar to ...) having a sharp inclination

"the steep attic stairs" "steep cliffs"

Definition 4: exceedingly sudden and unexpected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where abrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • came to an abrupt stop
  • an abrupt change in the weather

(abrupt is similar to ...) happening without warning or in a short space of time

"a sudden storm" "a sudden decision" "a sudden cure"

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