An abrupt location
- to-tear down or asunder
- damaged off very high or craggy as stones precipices banking institutions precipitous steep as abrupt places
- marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
- exceedingly sudden and unanticipated
- exceptionally high
- interestingly and unceremoniously brusque in fashion
- Broken off; extremely high, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, financial institutions; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt locations.
- Without notice to get ready your head when it comes to event; abrupt; hasty; unceremonious.
- Having unexpected transitions in one susceptible to another;u000du000a unconnected.
- abruptly terminating, as though cut off.
- An abrupt spot.
- To tear down or asunder.
1580s, from Latin abruptus "broken off, precipitous, disconnected," past participle of abrumpere "break off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + rumpere "break" (see rupture (n.)). Relevant: Abruptly; abruptness.
- cold-turkey [Am.] [sl.]
(a.) cracked off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banking institutions; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.
- (a.) Without warning to prepare your head for event; abrupt; hasty; unceremonious.
- (a.) Having sudden changes from one susceptible to another; unconnected.
- (a.) all of a sudden terminating, just as if cut-off.
- (n.) An abrupt location.
- (v. t.) To tear off or asunder.
Its irregular character, abrupt connexions and loose transitions' are due to the nature of the subject rather than to any material disarrangement of its paragraphs.