abrupt: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-brupt'), [key]
- sudden or unexpected: an abrupt departure.
- curt or brusque in speech, manner, etc.: an abrupt reply.
- terminating or changing suddenly: an abrupt turn in a road.
- having many sudden changes from one subject to another; lacking in continuity or smoothness: an abrupt writing style.
- steep; precipitous: an abrupt descent.
- truncate (def. 4).
- abrupt (Thesaurus)