abrupt (adj.)

  1. marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; abrupt prose

    [ Syn: disconnected ]

  2. exceedingly sudden and unexpected; came to an abrupt stop; an abrupt change in the weather'

  3. extremely steep; an abrupt canyon; the precipitous rapids of the upper river; the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings; a sharp drop

    [ Syn: precipitous , sharp ]

  4. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; an abrupt reply'

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