Synonyms for abrupt

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-bruhpt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbrʌpt

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Définition of abrupt

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Latin abruptus "broken off, precipitous, disconnected," past participle of abrumpere "break off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + rumpere "break" (see rupture (n.)). Related: Abruptly; abruptness.
  • adj happening suddenly and unexpectedly
  • adj rude or brief in manner
Example sentences :
  • The interrogation came with an abrupt force that cried of new suspicions.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The Colonel, who could not hear the remark, wondered at the abrupt pause in the game.
  • Extract from : « The Little Colonel » by Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Her abrupt entry into the room, while he was in bed, startled him.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • I must be abrupt; for I am so circumstanced, that I have not a moment's time to spare.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • He was roused from this self-commune by an abrupt exclamation from his companion.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • What can have happened to make you leave the Church in this abrupt and violent fashion?
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • I am afraid I shall be abrupt, but it is necessary to be explicit.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • So with a sigh Hilary decided against that method of approach as a trifle too abrupt.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • "But, Madre—" Vere began, startled by her mother's abrupt vehemence.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • The fisher-boy had assumed an abrupt and vast importance in her life.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens

Antonyms for abrupt

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