meaning of abrupt

abrupt meaning in General Dictionary

An abrupt location

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  • 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.

abrupt meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


abrupt - German to English

abrupt

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  • abruptly
  • cold-turkey [Am.] [sl.]
  • abrupt
  • unexpectedly

abrupt meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) cracked off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banking institutions; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.

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  • (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.

Sentence Examples with the word abrupt

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.

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