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    abrupt

    abrupt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abrupt

    Definition
    (adj) marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    Synonyms : disconnected
    Example Sentence
    • abrupt prose
    Definition
    (adj) exceedingly sudden and unexpected
    Example Sentence
    • came to an abrupt stop
    • an abrupt change in the weather
    Definition
    (adj) extremely steep
    Synonyms : precipitous , sharp
    Example Sentence
    • an abrupt canyon
    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
    • a sharp drop
    Definition
    (adj) surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
    Example Sentence
    • an abrupt reply
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abrupt

ab(without)+rup(rope). we cannot climb on an abrupt hill without rope.

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