abrupt[ uh-bruhpt ]SEE DEFINITION OF abrupt
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABRUPT
The interrogation came with an abrupt force that cried of new suspicions.
The Colonel, who could not hear the remark, wondered at the abrupt pause in the game.
Her abrupt entry into the room, while he was in bed, startled him.
I must be abrupt; for I am so circumstanced, that I have not a moment's time to spare.
He was roused from this self-commune by an abrupt exclamation from his companion.
What can have happened to make you leave the Church in this abrupt and violent fashion?
I am afraid I shall be abrupt, but it is necessary to be explicit.
So with a sigh Hilary decided against that method of approach as a trifle too abrupt.
"But, Madre—" Vere began, startled by her mother's abrupt vehemence.
The fisher-boy had assumed an abrupt and vast importance in her life.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABRUPT
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