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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 a·brupt /əˈbrʌpt/ 形容詞
 突然的, 唐突的, 陡峭的, 不連貫的, 無禮的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·rupt a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·rupt n.  An abrupt place. [Poetic]    =\“Over the vast abrupt.”\=   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·rupt, v. t. To tear off or asunder. [Obs.] “Till death abrupts them.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         abrupt reply"