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Synonyms for abrupt

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. abruptadjective

    Something which is abrupt.

    broken, rugged, rough

  2. abruptadjective

    Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.

    blunt, brusque

  3. abruptadjective

    sudden, brusque

  4. abruptadjective

    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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abrupt

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

    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"

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

    gradual, legato, smooth, courteous

  2. abruptadjective

    exceedingly sudden and unexpected

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

    precipitous, sharp, disconnected

    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"

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

    gradual, courteous, smooth, legato

  4. abruptadjective

    surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

    "an abrupt reply"

    precipitous, sharp, disconnected

    legato, courteous, smooth, gradual

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abruptadjective

    broken, cragged, craggy, rough, rugged

  2. abruptadjective

    steep, precipitous

  3. abruptadjective

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

  4. abruptadjective

    short, blunt, unceremonious, curt

  5. abruptadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abruptadjective

    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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  1. Janet Yellen:

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

  2. Scott Bolton:

    This soundtrack is just wild enough to make you feel as if you were riding along as Juno sails past Ganymede for the first time in more than two decades, if you listen closely, you can hear the abrupt change to higher frequencies around the midpoint of the recording, which represents entry into a different region in Ganymede's magnetosphere.

  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. Gretchen McCulloch:

    With video calls, once you're gone, you're gone, it's abrupt, when you see everyone waving, you know that everyone is prepared for this call to end and you're not going to be suddenly hanging up on somebody.

  5. Pradeep T:

    Friendship is like a tree; it needs care in early days when it's a small plant and when it grows to a size of a tree, it is there for you for a lifetime. Sadly, many plants face an unnatural, abrupt, and painful death.

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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