noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
- (poetic) Something which is
- Adjective, abrupt.
- Over the vast abrupt. - Milton
- (transitive) To tear off or asunder; to interrupt suddenly.
adjective (more abrupt or abrupter, most abrupt or abruptest)
- Till death abrupts them. - Sir T. Browne
- Broken off; very steep or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; as, places.
Etymology: abruptus, past participle of abrumpere "to break off", formed from ab- + rumpere "to break".
- Tumbling through ricks . - Thomson
- Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
- The cause of your departure. - Shakespeare, Henry VI Part I, II-iii
- curt, Curt in manner; rude; uncivil; impolite.
- Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
- The party came to an end when the parents of our host arrived.
- The style, which hath many breaches. - B. Jonson
- (botany) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncated.
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