Definition of abrupt


  • marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose". Synonyms: disconnected.
  • exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop", "an abrupt change in the weather".
  • extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon", "the precipitous rapids of the upper river", "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings", "a sharp drop". Synonyms: precipitous, sharp.
  • surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply".

Rhymes with abrupt

corrupt, disrupt, erupt, interrupt.

Start with abrupt

abruptness, abruptions, abruption, abrupter, abruptnesses, abruptly, abruptest.

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  • abrupt is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 10 points
  • abrupt is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 10 points
  • abrupt is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 13 points
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