Abrupt Synonyms and Antonyms
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Synonyms for Abrupt
The definition of sudden is not expected, or happening without warning.
Lacking polish or finesse:
Perpendicular or extremely steep, as the face of a cliff
The definition of steep is having an almost vertical incline.
Very sudden, unexpected, or abrupt
The definition of unexpected is something that was not planned or anticipated.
Exactly upright; vertical; straight up or down
Said of things, usually landscape
without a break
Said of things, usually landscape
Done or made with haste; quick; hurried
(Music) Raised in pitch by a semitone.
Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc.
Of uneven rate, occurrence, or duration:
Marked by irregular projections and indentations on the edge or surface:
Required to move or act more rapidly; rushed. Along the direction of a plumbline or along a straight line that includes the center of the Earth.
Moving with uncontrolled speed and force
Having the form of a zigzag
Topographically rough; uneven:
Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious:
Marked by deterioration or worsening performance; worse:
Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
Less formal and ceremonious than is usual or expected; informal; familiar Making arbitrary decisions, especially in an impulsive and forceful manner. Having a rough, surly, and harsh demeanor and nature. Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive:
Effected by action of the voters, rather than through elected representatives or delegates:
Said of people or acts of people
Exhibiting no courtesy; rude.
Occurring in pieces; fragmentary. Occupying a small distance, area or spatial extent; short. [from 17th c.]
dullish Somewhat dull; dull to a degree.
Having a rough and frank but affable manner Pertaining to or having a crust, as, for example, in the case of bread.
Using only a few words; laconic
Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
Not polite; discourteous.
The definition of instantaneous is something that happens right away.
The definition of staccato is where each sound is short and distinct from the other sounds.
Acting or responding quickly; prompt; ready
Characterized by extreme emotion, especially anger: The state or quality of being brusque.
Curtness or bluntness of manner.
A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective: The characteristic or quality of being gruff
The act of hurrying; quickness of motion; rapidity
A being precipitate; great haste; rashness The characteristic of being rapid.
Antonyms for Abrupt
1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
Having a low heel or no heel:
Occupying or restricted to the same level in a hierarchy:
The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.
In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
Condescendingly courteous; indulgent:
The definition of gradual is something that changes or progresses slowly or over time.
Acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried.
happening suddenly and unexpectedly
The definition of expansive is taking up or covering a wide area or space, or open and inclusive. Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
The definition of calm is someone or something who is peaceful and free from stress or worries. Synonym Study
applies to that which is perpendicular, or almost so, and unbroken throughout its length cliffs falling sheer to the sea, a sheer drop from the sixth floor See also syn. study at sudden.
suggests the sudden and headlong drop of a precipice a precipitous height
suggests such sharpness of rise or slope as to make ascent or descent very difficult a steep hill
implies a sharp degree of inclination in a surface breaking off suddenly from the level an abrupt bank at the river's edge
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