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abrupt

abrupt

abrupt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abrupt

Definition
(adj) marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
Synonyms : disconnected
Example Sentence
  • abrupt prose

Definition
(adj) exceedingly sudden and unexpected
Example Sentence
  • came to an abrupt stop
  • an abrupt change in the weather

Definition
(adj) extremely steep
Synonyms : precipitous , sharp
Example Sentence
  • an abrupt canyon
  • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
  • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
  • a sharp drop

Definition
(adj) surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
Example Sentence
  • an abrupt reply

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abrupt

ab(without)+rup(rope). we cannot climb on an abrupt hill without rope.
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