abrupt

01. His hockey career came to an [abrupt] end because of knee problems.
02. Their honeymoon came to an [abrupt] halt when the bride found her new husband in the arms of another woman.
03. The Finance Minister's [abrupt] departure from the Cabinet was a major topic of discussion in the news today.
04. My boss was very [abrupt] when I spoke to him today, so obviously there's something wrong.
05. The taxi came to an [abrupt] stop in front of the train station.
06. His [abruptness] in speaking to people really turns a lot of people off.
07. The woman stopped speaking [abruptly] and looked up with fear.
08. The conversation ended [abruptly] when the children entered the room.
09. He is always very [abrupt] when speaking to children and never really listens to them.
10. The mountain rises [abruptly] from the seashore.
11. The bicycle trail comes to an [abrupt] end at the river.
12. He was fired as a salesman because he was too [abrupt] with clients.
13. His teaching career ended [abruptly] after he was accused of sexually touching a young boy.
14. My ex-wife was very [abrupt] with me when I tried to speak to her at my daughter's birthday party.
15. Ambrose Pierce once described revolution as an [abrupt] change in the form of misgovernment.

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  • abrupt — abrupt, e [ abrypt ] adj. et n. m. • 1512; lat. abruptus, de rumpere « rompre » 1 ♦ Dont la pente est quasi verticale (comme rompue). ⇒ accore, escarpé, 5. pic (à). « L abrupt rocher de la Sainte Victoire » (Barrès). Versant abrupt d une montagne …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • abrupt — ABRÚPT, Ă, abrupţi, te, adj. 1. (Despre povârnişuri, prăpăstii etc.) Cu pantă repede, greu accesibil; accidentat, prăpăstios. 2. fig. (Despre stil) Fără legătură, inegal. 3. (Despre un organ) Târâtor, repent. – Din fr. abrupt, lat. abruptus.… …   Dicționar Român

  • abrupt — Adj plötzlich, jäh erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. abruptus, dem PPP. von l. abrumpere abreißen, losreißen , aus l. rumpere (ruptum) reißen, zerbrechen und l. ab von weg .    Ebenso nndl. abrupt, ne. abrupt, nfrz …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Abrupt — Ab*rupt , a. [L. abruptus, p. p. of abrumpere to break off; ab + rumpere to break. See {Rupture}.] 1. Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places. Tumbling through ricks abrupt, Thomson.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abrupt — abrupt, te (a bru pt, pt ) adj. 1°   Qui est en pente rapide et comme rompu. Montagnes abruptes. La pente abrupte diffère de la pente roide, en ce que celle là ne permet pas une ligne droite et que l autre la permet. 2°   Fig. Style abrupt, style …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Abrupt — Ab*rupt , n. [L. abruptum.] An abrupt place. [Poetic] Over the vast abrupt. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abrupt — abrupt·ly; abrupt; abrupt·ness; …   English syllables

  • abrupt — [adj1] rude or brief in manner blunt, brusque, crude, crusty, curt, direct, discourteous, gruff, impetuous, impolite, matter of fact, rough, short, snappy, snippy, uncivil, ungracious; concept 542 Ant. calm, kind, nice abrupt [adj2] happening… …   New thesaurus

  • abrupt — Adj. (Aufbaustufe) ohne Vorwarnung geschehend, plötzlich Synonyme: auf einmal, ruckartig, schlagartig, überraschend, unerwartet, unvermittelt, unvermutet, unversehens jäh (geh.) Beispiel: Der Fahrer hat abrupt gebremst. Kollokation: ein abruptes… …   Extremes Deutsch

  • Abrupt — Ab*rupt , v. t. To tear off or asunder. [Obs.] Till death abrupts them. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abrúpt — (lat.), abgebrochen, zusammenhanglos …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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