Definition Of abrupt


brief to the point of rudeness; curt.

you were rather abrupt with that young man

steep; precipitous.

the abrupt double peak of the mountain

sudden and unexpected.

I was surprised by the abrupt change of subject

Example Of abrupt

  • A completely unexpected and abrupt ending saw my jaw drop.

  • A long, drawn out, boring evening with terribly rude and abrupt service.

  • And then, the western flank of the Wasatch Mountains rises up, sheer and abrupt , to shock as much snow from the clouds as possible.

  • ‘They were quite abrupt and offhand,’ says Elliot, who is now 39.

  • By rude I mean abrupt , tactless, straightforward, honest.

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