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Definition of 'abrupt'


  1. marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: precipitous sharp
  4. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply"

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