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Abrupt meaning

abrupt - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.
  2. 2. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
  3. 3. Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
  4. 4. Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
  5. 5. An abrupt place.
  6. 6. To tear off or asunder.
  7. 7. Sudden; broken off.

abrupt - examples of usage

  1. This happened on a high, abrupt hill about twenty miles away. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. At the end, he turned to me with an abrupt gesture. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. Then thinking, perhaps, that he had been abrupt, he added: " You, Mary- you have been in love?" - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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