What does the word abrupt mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Abruptly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not expected; sudden; broken off; disconnected; steep.

Usage examples for abrupt

  1. Isn't this rather abrupt? – Sjambak by John Holbrook Vance
  2. The musing came to an abrupt end. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  3. The one thing, the one subject that absorbed me was Louis' behaviour, and the strange and abrupt change I had marked in it. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman