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Another word for abrupt

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Adjective
  1. Happening quickly and without warning

    See also:

    surprise

    fast

  2. Rudely unceremonious

    See also:

    attitude

  3. So sharply inclined as to be almost perpendicular

    See also:

    horizontal

Another word for abrupt

Synonym Study

  • Sheer 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.
  • Precipitous suggests the sudden and headlong drop of a precipice a precipitous height
  • Steep suggests such sharpness of rise or slope as to make ascent or descent very difficult a steep hill
  • Abrupt implies a sharp degree of inclination in a surface breaking off suddenly from the level an abrupt bank at the river's edge