Abrupt

Definition of Abrupt

Ab`rupt´
a.1.Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.
2.Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
3.Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
The abrupt style, which hath many breaches.
- B. Jonson.
4.(Bot.) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
n.1.An abrupt place.
v. t.1.To tear off or asunder.

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