Definition of 'abrupt'
- marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose"
- exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"
- extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
Synonyms: precipitous sharp
- surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply"