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abrupt
adj. sudden; ending or changing unexpectedly; rude, brusque, unceremoniously curt; lacking continuity; steep, that involves a sudden drop

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abrupt

Adjective
1. marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose"
(synonym) disconnected
(similar) staccato, disconnected
2. exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"
(similar) sudden
3. extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
(synonym) precipitous, sharp
(similar) steep
4. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply"
(similar) discourteous


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abrupt
adj. abrupt, sudden

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abrupt
adj. abrupt, steep, sheer, precipitous
 
abrupt
nm. steepness, quality of being steep, precipitousness, state of having an almost vertical slope

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abrupt
adv. abruptly, suddenly
 
adj. abrupt, sudden, brusque


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