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abrupt

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] abruptus, past participle of abrumpere "to break off", formed from ab- + rumpere "to break".

Adjective

abrupt (comparative more abrupt or abrupter, superlative most abrupt or abruptest)

Positive
abrupt

Comparative
more abrupt or abrupter

Superlative
most abrupt or abruptest

  1. Broken off; very steep or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; 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. - Shakespeare, Henry VI Part I, II-iii
  3. Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.
  4. Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected.
    • The party came to an abrupt end when the parents of our host arrived.
    • The abrupt style, which hath many breaches. - B. Jonson
  5. (botany) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate; truncata.

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Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to abrupt

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to abrupt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To tear off or asunder.
    Till death abrupts them. - Sir T. Browne
  2. To interrupt suddenly.

Translations

Noun

Singular
abrupt

Plural
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abrupt ({{{1}}})
  1. (poetic) Something which is abrupt.
    Over the vast abrupt. - Milton

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