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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abrupt  \Ab*rupt"\,  a.  [L.  abruptus  p.  p.  of  abrumpere  to  break 
  off  ab  +  rumpere  to  break.  See  {Rupture}.] 
  1.  Broken  off  very  steep,  or  craggy,  as  rocks,  precipices, 
  banks;  precipitous;  steep;  as  abrupt  places.  ``Tumbling 
  through  ricks  abrupt,''  --Thomson. 
 
  2.  Without  notice  to  prepare  the  mind  for  the  event;  sudden; 
  hasty;  unceremonious.  ``The  cause  of  your  abrupt 
  departure.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Having  sudden  transitions  from  one  subject  to  another; 
  unconnected. 
 
  The  abrupt  style,  which  hath  many  breaches.  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abrupt  \Ab*rupt"\,  n.  [L.  abruptum.] 
  An  abrupt  place  [Poetic] 
 
  ``Over  the  vast  abrupt.''  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abrupt  \Ab*rupt"\,  v.  t. 
  To  tear  off  or  asunder.  [Obs.]  ``Till  death  abrupts  them.'' 
  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abrupt 
  adj  1:  marked  by  sudden  changes  in  subject  and  sharp  transitions; 
  "abrupt  prose"  [syn:  {disconnected}] 
  2:  exceedingly  sudden  and  unexpected;  "came  to  an  abrupt  stop"; 
  "an  abrupt  change  in  the  weather" 
  3:  extremely  steep;  "an  abrupt  canyon";  "the  precipitous  rapids 
  of  the  upper  river";  "the  precipitous  hills  of  Chinese 
  paintings";  "a  sharp  drop"  [syn:  {precipitous},  {sharp}] 
  4:  surprisingly  and  unceremoniously  brusque  in  manner;  "an 
  abrupt  reply" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ABRUPT,  adj  Sudden,  without  ceremony,  like  the  arrival  of  a  cannon- 
  shot  and  the  departure  of  the  soldier  whose  interests  are  most 
  affected  by  it  Dr  Samuel  Johnson  beautifully  said  of  another 
  author's  ideas  that  they  were  "concatenated  without  abruption." 
 
 




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