Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to abrupt: abrupt junction
References in classic literature ?
Such abrupt arrest in mid-flight by the heavier dog brought the fox-terrier down on deck with, a heavy thump.
This was a sore trouble to me, adding as I thought one more instance of the abrupt appearance of a great group of species.
In a press statement yesterday, Nominated MCA Patrick Obongoya said the resignation is abrupt and unprovoked.
The abrupt end of the Jussie Smollett prosecution was the "straw that broke the camel's back" for a group of suburban police chiefs who gathered Thursday afternoon with members of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police to announce a "no confidence" vote in the leadership of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx.
COMEDIAN Jason Manford has responded to comments after the "abrupt" end of his Teesside gig.
Both leaders could have diverted, if not avoided, an abrupt end to Hanoi Summit.
KARACHI -- Power supply to Karachi restored to routine levels after parts of the city experienced an outage as a rollover effect of abrupt disconnection of power supply to Karachi from the National Grid.
KARACHI -- The city suffered another power breakdown on Thursday and this time again K-Electric blamed 'effect of adverse weather conditions' for the abrupt disconnection of power supply to large parts of the city early in the morning.
A day earlier, the city witnessed another major power breakdown in a week with the K-Electric blaming the abrupt suspension of power supply to large swathes of the city on 'effect of adverse weather conditions.'
Summary: Singer artist reached out to fans through his agency and apologised for his abrupt enlistment
PESHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Department Wednesday categorically denied rumours of abrupt administrative changes in the tribal areas in lieu of merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, saying the government was actively working on materializing the merger in close coordination with the Federal Government.