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Synonyms for abruptəˈbrʌpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrupt, disconnected(adj)

    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions

    Synonyms:
    precipitous, confused, unconnected, staccato, disjointed, split, abrupt, garbled, disunited, sharp, disordered, illogical, fragmented, disconnected, scattered

    Antonyms:
    gradual, legato, smooth, courteous

  2. abrupt(adj)

    exceedingly sudden and unexpected

    Synonyms:
    precipitous, sharp, disconnected

    Antonyms:
    gradual, courteous, legato, smooth

  3. abrupt, precipitous, sharp(adj)

    extremely steep

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, overhasty, needlelike, sharp, incisive, precipitous, knifelike, precipitate, crisp, sharp-worded, keen, disconnected, precipitant, discriminating, tart, acuate, astute, acute, shrill, hasty, penetrating, piercing, shrewd, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    gradual, courteous, smooth, legato

  4. abrupt(adj)

    surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner

    Synonyms:
    precipitous, sharp, disconnected

    Antonyms:
    legato, courteous, smooth, gradual

Wiktionary

  1. abrupt(adjective)

    Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.

    Synonyms:
    broken, rugged, rough

  2. abrupt(adjective)

    Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.

    Synonyms:
    blunt, brusque

  3. abrupt(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    sudden, brusque

  4. abrupt(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    disconnected, unexpected

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abrupt

    Bluff is a word of good meaning, as are frank and open. The bluff man talks and laughs loudly and freely, says and does whatever he pleases with fearless good nature, and with no thought of annoying or giving pain to others. The blunt man says things which he is perfectly aware are disagreeable, either from a defiant indifference to others' feelings, or from the pleasure of tormenting.

    Synonyms:
    bluff, blunt, blustering, bold, brusk, coarse, discourteous, frank, impolite, inconsiderate, open, plain-spoken, rough, rude, uncivil, unmannerly

    Antonyms:
    bland, courteous, genial, polished, polite, refined, reserved, urbane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    broken, cragged, craggy, rough, rugged

  2. abrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    steep, precipitous

  3. abrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sudden, unexpected, unanticipated, precipitate, hasty, unseasonable, ill-timed, unlooked for

  4. abrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    short, blunt, unceremonious, curt

  5. abrupt(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inelegant (as style), stiff, cramped, harsh, disconnected, unconnected

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

sudden, steep, sharp, brutal, brusque


Translations for abrupt

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • рапто́ўныBelarusian
  • рязък, стръмен, безцеремонен, внезапенBulgarian
  • abrupteCatalan, Valencian
  • brat, uformodet, pludseligDanish
  • abrupt, jäh, kurz angebunden, abgestumpft, wortkarg, schroff, einsiblig, steilGerman
  • κοφτός, απότομος, αιφνίδιος, ξαφνικός, απροσδόκητος, απόκρημνος, ασυνεχήςGreek
  • abrupto, súbito, brusco, cortante, repentinoSpanish
  • erottaa, katkaistu, keskeyttää, äkillinen, odottamaton, töksähtävä, äkkijyrkkä, karkeaFinnish
  • brusque, precipité, abruptFrench
  • תלולHebrew
  • tiba-tibaIndonesian
  • sconnesso, brusca, discontinua, brusco, sconnessa, discontinuoItalian
  • abruptusLatin
  • moteMāori
  • ta' malajr, f'daqqa, ta' mod goffMaltese
  • bruusk, kortaf, afgeknot, abrupt, hortend, plots, steilDutch
  • skarp, brå, avkortet, bratt, plutseligNorwegian
  • brusco, interromper, abrupto, rude, abscindirPortuguese
  • abruptRomanian
  • крутой, бесцеремонный, обрывистый, резкий, внезапный, неожиданныйRussian
  • అకస్మాత్తుగాTelugu
  • рапто́вийUkrainian

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