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Dictionary definition for: Abrupt

1. (s) marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose"

2. (s) exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop" "an abrupt change in the weather"

3. (s) extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon" "the precipitous rapids of the upper river" "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings" "a sharp drop"

4. (s) surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply"

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