AdjectiveModificarAbrupt (comparative more abrupt or abrupter, superlative most abrupt or abruptest)
- Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.
- Tumbling through ricks abrupt. - Thomson
- Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
- The cause of your abrupt departure. - Shakespeare, Henry VI Part I, II-iii
- Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.
- Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected.
- The party came to an 'abrupt' end when the parents of our host arrived.
- The 'abrupt' style, which hath many breaches. - B. Jonson
- (botany) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.
- (precipitous): broken, rough, rugged
- (without time to prepare): brusque, sudden
- (uncivil):blunt, brusque
- (without transition): disconnected, unexpected
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Third person singular
- (transitive) To tear off or asunder.
- Till death abrupts them. - Sir T. Browne
- To interrupt suddenly.
- (poetic) Something which is abrupt.
- Over the vast abrupt. - Milton
- Extremely steep, near vertical.
- Curt and abrupt.
- Done or said forwardly and without caution to avoid shocking.
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