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Synonyms for abrupt
əˈbrʌptabrupt

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. abruptadjective

    Something which is abrupt.

    Synonyms:
    broken, rugged, rough

  2. abruptadjective

    Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.

    Synonyms:
    blunt, brusque

  3. abruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    sudden, brusque

  4. abruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    disconnected, unexpected

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. abrupt

    Bluff is a word of good meaning, as are frank and open. The bluff man talks and laughs loudly and freely, says and does whatever he pleases with fearless good nature, and with no thought of annoying or giving pain to others. The blunt man says things which he is perfectly aware are disagreeable, either from a defiant indifference to others' feelings, or from the pleasure of tormenting.

    Synonyms:
    bluff, blunt, blustering, bold, brusk, coarse, discourteous, frank, impolite, inconsiderate, open, plain-spoken, rough, rude, uncivil, unmannerly

    Antonyms:
    bland, courteous, genial, polished, polite, refined, reserved, urbane

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abrupt

    Synonyms:
    sudden, steep, precipitous, craggy, coarse, curt, blunt, violent, harsh, unceremonious, rugged, rough

    Antonyms:
    undulating, easy, gliding, polished, smooth, blending, courteous

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. abrupt, disconnectedadjective

    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

    "abrupt prose"

    Synonyms:
    precipitous, confused, unconnected, staccato, disjointed, split, garbled, disunited, sharp, disordered, illogical, fragmented, disconnected, scattered

    Antonyms:
    gradual, legato, smooth, courteous

  2. abruptadjective

    exceedingly sudden and unexpected

    "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"

    Synonyms:
    precipitous, sharp, disconnected

    Antonyms:
    gradual, courteous, legato, smooth

  3. abrupt, precipitous, sharpadjective

    extremely steep

    "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"

    Synonyms:
    overhasty, needlelike, sharp, incisive, precipitous, knifelike, precipitate, crisp, sharp-worded, keen, disconnected, precipitant, discriminating, tart, acuate, astute, acute, shrill, hasty, penetrating, piercing, shrewd, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    gradual, courteous, smooth, legato

  4. abruptadjective

    surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

    "an abrupt reply"

    Synonyms:
    precipitous, sharp, disconnected

    Antonyms:
    legato, courteous, smooth, gradual

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    broken, cragged, craggy, rough, rugged

  2. abruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    steep, precipitous

  3. abruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    sudden, unexpected, unanticipated, precipitate, hasty, unseasonable, ill-timed, unlooked for

  4. abruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    short, blunt, unceremonious, curt

  5. abruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    inelegant (as style), stiff, cramped, harsh, disconnected, unconnected

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abruptadjective

    Synonyms:
    precipitous, steep, craggy, jagged, rugged, unceremonious, hasty, brusque, rough, rude, curt, discourteous, unconnected

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "abrupt":

    sudden, steep, sharp, brutal, brusque

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How to use abrupt in a sentence?

  1. Brian Smedley:

    We think the Fed understands the risks associated with waiting too long to lift off, as an abrupt tightening down the road ... could be disruptive.

  2. President Biden:

    We owe it to the American people to provide answers about how their money, whether spent under the Trump administration or Biden administration, was squandered. an abrupt end to the emergency declarations would create wide-ranging chaos and uncertainty throughout the health care system — for states, for hospitals and doctors’ offices, and, most importantly, for tens of millions of Americans.

  3. Carsten Brzeski:

    It is an abrupt stop of economic activity, from 100 to zero in just a few days or weeks.

  4. Jessica Larsen:

    Mount Pavlof is known to us for having a pretty quick onset to eruptions, Mount Pavlof doesn't always give us long precursory signals, if Jessica Larsen look at some of the seismic data that we have, the intensity really ramped up pretty fast. It was quite abrupt.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    SBICap securities web trading platform has started displaying System Error while Sale or Buy command , it means stock market is going to have some major fall or abrupt rise


Translations for abrupt

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  • рапто́ўныBelarusian
  • стръмен, безцеремонен, рязък, внезапенBulgarian
  • abrupteCatalan, Valencian
  • uformodet, brat, pludseligDanish
  • einsiblig, schroff, wortkarg, steil, kurz angebunden, jäh, abrupt, abgestumpftGerman
  • αιφνίδιος, απόκρημνος, ασυνεχής, απροσδόκητος, απότομος, ξαφνικός, κοφτόςGreek
  • cortante, brusco, abrupto, súbito, repentinoSpanish
  • töksähtävä, äkkijyrkkä, karkea, keskeyttää, äkillinen, odottamaton, katkaistu, erottaaFinnish
  • abrupt, precipité, brusqueFrench
  • תלולHebrew
  • आकस्मिकHindi
  • tiba-tibaIndonesian
  • brusco, sconnessa, discontinua, sconnesso, discontinuo, bruscaItalian
  • abruptusLatin
  • moteMāori
  • ta' malajr, f'daqqa, ta' mod goffMaltese
  • steil, plots, abrupt, hortend, kortaf, bruusk, afgeknotDutch
  • avkortet, brå, bratt, plutselig, skarpNorwegian
  • interromper, rude, brusco, abscindir, abruptoPortuguese
  • abruptRomanian
  • бесцеремонный, внезапный, крутой, неожиданный, обрывистый, резкийRussian
  • అకస్మాత్తుగాTelugu
  • рапто́вийUkrainian
  • 突兀Chinese

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