a·brupt /əˈbrʌpt/ 形容詞
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1. Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places. “Tumbling through ricks abrupt,”
2. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious. “The cause of your abrupt departure.”
3. Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
The abrupt style, which hath many breaches. --B. Jonson.
4. Bot. Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
Syn: -- Sudden; unexpected; hasty; rough; curt; unceremonious; rugged; blunt; disconnected; broken.
Ab·rupt n. An abrupt place. [Poetic] =\“Over the vast abrupt.”\= --Milton.
Ab·rupt, v. t. To tear off or asunder. [Obs.] “Till death abrupts them.”
adj 1: marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions;
"abrupt prose" [syn: disconnected]
2: exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop";
"an abrupt change in the weather"
3: extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids
of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese
paintings"; "a sharp drop" [syn: precipitous, sharp]
4: surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an