Adjective(1) marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions(2) exceedingly sudden and unexpected(3) extremely steep(4) surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
(1) However, the other boat suddenly came to an abrupt halt, amid much cursing and shouting from its wetsuited skipper and his drysuited mate.(2) What prompted this sudden and abrupt change of attitude by Canada?(3) But they're rude, they're abrupt , and they act like little tin Hitlers, lording it over their domain.(4) In this style abrupt pauses with short silences are considered embellishments.(5) Drusilla suddenly came to an abrupt stop and Miri bumped into her.(6) Hence I am opting for an abrupt and immediate withdrawal.(7) It made the language he spoke sound harsh, abrupt , awkward, without poetry.(8) Then, with abrupt violence, the door slams open.(9) The abrupt change in subject startles them both.(10) She looked taken aback for a second; the change of subject had been abrupt .(11) Having said that, I do not think I deserved the very abrupt and curt way in which I was treated by Mr Hutchinson on trying to explain the situation to him.(12) In this respect Trout Mask Replica takes all available musical genres and foregrounds them as genre through abrupt and aggressive juxtaposition.(13) Jordan, unfortunately, compounds this weakness with an abrupt style.(14) But this year he has surprised many with an abrupt about-turn because something in his head seems to have clicked into place.(15) ├ö├ç├┐They were quite abrupt and offhand,├ö├ç├û says Elliot, who is now 39.(16) He began to tell me about whirling electrons and orthicon-tubes and other nonsense, but I cut him short with an abrupt wave.
(1) abrupt halt :: skielike stilstand
(2) abrupt slope :: skielike helling
1. sudden ::
2. curt ::
3. disjointed ::
4. steep ::
5. disconnected ::
6. precipitous ::
1. circuitous ::
abrupt, abrupter, abruptest, abruptly, abruptness
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I'm sorry, that was a little ABRUPT.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 2
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