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From Latin abruptus, perfect passive participle of abrumpō (break off), formed from ab (from, away from) + rumpō (break).

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

Positive
Abrupt

Comparative
more abrupt or abrupter

Superlative
most abrupt or abruptest

  1. Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.
    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.

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Infinitive
to Abrupt

Third person singular
Abrupts

Simple past
Abrupted

Past participle
Abrupted

Present participle
Abrupting

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

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Singular
Abrupt

Plural
Abrupts

Abrupt (plural Abrupts)
  1. (poetic) Something which is abrupt.
    Over the vast abrupt. - Milton

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Abrupt m. (f. Abrupte, m. plural Abrupts, f. plural Abruptes)

  1. Extremely steep, near vertical.
  2. Curt and abrupt.
  3. Done or said forwardly and without caution to avoid shocking.

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