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Synonyms of abrupt in English:


  • 1 the car came to an abrupt halt he was grumbling at the abrupt change of weather
    unexpected, surprising, startling, unanticipated, unforeseen, without warning;
    violent, headlong, breakneck, meteoric
    [Antonyms] gradual, unhurried
  • 2 an abrupt manner
    curt, brusque, blunt, short, sharp, terse, brisk, crisp, gruff, snappish, snappy, unceremonious, offhand, cavalier, rough, harsh;
    rude, discourteous, uncivil, surly, churlish;
    bluff, no-nonsense, to the point, laconic
    informal off
    [Antonyms] friendly, polite, expansive
  • 3 he tends to write in abrupt, epigrammatic paragraphs
    jerky, uneven, irregular, disconnected, discontinuous, broken, rough, inelegant
    [Antonyms] smooth, flowing
  • 4 an abrupt slope
    steep, sheer, precipitous, bluff, sharp, sudden, acute;
    [Antonyms] gradual, gentle
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    abrupt, brusque, curt, terse
    See brusque
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