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See definition of abrupt on Dictionary.com
  • adj.happening suddenly and unexpectedly
  • adj.rude or brief in manner

synonyms for abrupt

  • hasty
  • hurried
  • precipitous
  • quick
  • sudden
  • surprising
  • unanticipated
  • unexpected
  • unforeseen
  • jerky
  • precipitate
  • rushing
  • unceremonious
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antonyms for abrupt

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  • expected
  • lazy
  • slow
  • at ease
  • calm
  • deliberate
  • expansive
  • gradual
  • kind
  • leisurely
  • nice
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How to use abrupt in a sentence

Chipmakers curbed production then ramped back up, though they still can't meet the industry's abrupt demand rebound.
THE GLOBAL CHIP SHORTAGE IS SLAMMING THE AUTO INDUSTRYJOANN MULLERFEBRUARY 5, 2021AXIOS
Our best bet right now, based on the abrupt shift in model projections toward some meaningful precipitation, is that some wet snow will occur.
GAME ON! SUPER BOWL SNOW IS BACK IN THE FORECAST FOR D.C. AREA.JASON SAMENOW, WES JUNKERFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Jumping into a message without at least a “Hi” is abrupt and rude in email, but less so in a text.
VIDEO CONFERENCES ARE HERE TO STAY, EVEN AFTER WE GO BACK TO THE OFFICE. GET USED TO IT.KARLA MILLERFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The discovery, described January 16 in Cretaceous Research, suggests that mosasaurs were evolving experimental physical traits and lifestyles right up until their abrupt extinction 66 million years ago.
THIS ANCIENT SEA REPTILE HAD A SLICING BITE LIKE NO OTHERJAKE BUEHLERFEBRUARY 2, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The retelling also seems to confirm long-standing rumors that Sean “Diddy” Combs — a frequent target of Williams — had a hand in Williams’s abrupt 1998 departure from the prominent hip-hop station.
WENDY WILLIAMS SEEMS LIKE THE PERFECT LIFETIME MOVIE SUBJECT. SO WHY IS IT SO UNSETTLING TO WATCH?BETHONIE BUTLERJANUARY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Acting Alaska Attorney General Ed Sniffen’s abrupt resignation was announced Friday as the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica were preparing an article about allegations of sexual misconduct with a 17-year-old girl three decades ago.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS PROMPT ANOTHER ALASKA ATTORNEY GENERAL TO RESIGNBY KYLE HOPKINS/ ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWSJANUARY 31, 2021PROPUBLICA
The abrupt transfer came Thursday afternoon with no explanation, two soldiers told The Washington Post.
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS ALLOWED BACK AT CAPITOL AFTER THEY WERE BANISHED TO A PARKING GARAGEALEX HORTONJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
His abrupt departure, and the likelihood of impending NCAA sanctions, plunges a troubled program into further turmoil.
TENNESSEE FIRES COACH JEREMY PRUITT, ALLEGES HIS STAFF COMMITTED ‘STUNNING’ AMOUNT OF NCAA VIOLATIONSDES BIELERJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“I was told my firing was effective immediately and without cause, my access to email was shut down, and that the company had no plans to communicate my abrupt termination to the public,” Poitras wrote in her letter.
LAURA POITRAS SAYS SHE’S BEEN FIRED BY FIRST LOOK MEDIA OVER REALITY WINNER CONTROVERSY. NOW SHE’S QUESTIONING THE COMPANY’S INTEGRITY.SARAH ELLISONJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Their solution involved what mathematicians call continuous functions, which are functions without abrupt discontinuities, or cusps.
MATHEMATICIANS RESURRECT HILBERT’S 13TH PROBLEMSTEPHEN ORNESJANUARY 14, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
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WORDS RELATED TO ABRUPT

  • abrupt
  • bluff
  • brief
  • brusque
  • candid
  • crusty
  • curt
  • discourteous
  • explicit
  • forthright
  • frank
  • gruff
  • impolite
  • matter-of-fact
  • outspoken
  • plain-spoken
  • rude
  • short
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • tactless
  • trenchant
  • unceremonious
  • uncivil
  • unpolished
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.