Synonyms of abrupt in English:



  • 1 the car came to an abrupt halt he was grumbling at the abrupt change of weather
    sudden, immediate, instantaneous, hurried, hasty, quick, swift, rapid, speedy, precipitate; 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; perpendicular, vertical, dizzy, vertiginous
    [Antonyms] gradual gentle
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    abrupt, brusque, curt, terse
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