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Synonyms for abrupt
əˈbrʌpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrupt, disconnected(adj)

    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. abrupt(adj)

    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, sharp(adj)

    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. abrupt(adj)

    surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

    "an abrupt reply"

    Synonyms:
    precipitous, sharp, disconnected

    Antonyms:
    legato, courteous, smooth, gradual

Wiktionary

  1. abrupt(adjective)

    Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.

    Synonyms:
    broken, rugged, rough

  2. abrupt(adjective)

    Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.

    Synonyms:
    blunt, brusque

  3. abrupt(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    sudden, brusque

  4. abrupt(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    disconnected, unexpected

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. abrupt

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    broken, cragged, craggy, rough, rugged

  2. abrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    steep, precipitous

  3. abrupt(a.)

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

  4. abrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    short, blunt, unceremonious, curt

  5. abrupt(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abrupt(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sudden, steep, sharp, brutal, brusque

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How to use abrupt in a sentence?

  1. Janet Yellen:

    An abrupt tightening would risk disrupting financial markets and perhaps even inadvertently push the economy into recession.

  2. Russ Versaggi of Tampa:

    It was a little herky-jerky, a little abrupt at times, but never felt threatened, never feel endangered here at all.

  3. Darius Paduch:

    Out of the men I see with abrupt changes in sexual function—either decreased sensation of orgasm or decreased sensitivity in the penis—I’ll diagnose one third with diabetes.

  4. Johan Rockstrom:

    We are at a point where we may see abrupt and irreversible changes due to climate change.

  5. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf:

    With the abrupt resignation of Sean Whent last week, we sought to have seamless leadership of the Oakland Police Department and selected an individual who understood the dynamics in Oakland and who...could hit the ground running, however, I have just received information that has caused me to lose confidence in Ben Fairow's ability to lead the Oakland Police Department at this particular moment in time.


Translations for abrupt

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  • рапто́ўныBelarusian
  • рязък, стръмен, безцеремонен, внезапенBulgarian
  • abrupteCatalan, Valencian
  • brat, uformodet, pludseligDanish
  • abrupt, jäh, kurz angebunden, abgestumpft, wortkarg, schroff, einsiblig, steilGerman
  • κοφτός, απότομος, αιφνίδιος, ξαφνικός, απροσδόκητος, απόκρημνος, ασυνεχήςGreek
  • abrupto, súbito, brusco, cortante, repentinoSpanish
  • erottaa, katkaistu, keskeyttää, äkillinen, odottamaton, töksähtävä, äkkijyrkkä, karkeaFinnish
  • brusque, precipité, abruptFrench
  • תלולHebrew
  • आकस्मिकHindi
  • tiba-tibaIndonesian
  • sconnesso, brusca, discontinua, brusco, sconnessa, discontinuoItalian
  • abruptusLatin
  • moteMāori
  • ta' malajr, f'daqqa, ta' mod goffMaltese
  • bruusk, kortaf, afgeknot, abrupt, hortend, plots, steilDutch
  • skarp, brå, avkortet, bratt, plutseligNorwegian
  • brusco, interromper, abrupto, rude, abscindirPortuguese
  • abruptRomanian
  • крутой, бесцеремонный, обрывистый, резкий, внезапный, неожиданныйRussian
  • అకస్మాత్తుగాTelugu
  • рапто́вийUkrainian
  • 突兀Chinese

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