Synonym: curt, hasty, short, sudden, unexpected. Similar words: interrupt, corruption, brush, fabric, brutal, at home and abroad, tear up, clear up. Meaning: [ə'brʌpt] adj. 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.
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1) The bus came to an abrupt halt.
2) The accident brought his career to an abrupt end.
3) Excuse me for my abrupt question.
4) I don't know the cause of his abrupt leave.
5) Our conversation came to an abrupt end when George burst into the room.
6) Rosie's idyllic world came to an abrupt end when her parents' marriage broke up.
7) How could he explain his abrupt disappearance from the party?
8) The bus came to an abrupt halt outside the school.
9) Sorry,(http://sentencedict.com/abrupt.html) I didn't mean to be so abrupt.
10) The thought brought her to an abrupt halt.
11) He was abrupt to the point of rudeness.
12) He is sometimes very abrupt with clients.
13) His abrupt reply hurt our feelings.
14) She brought the car to an abrupt stop.
15) His manner was abrupt to the point of rudeness.
16) An abrupt descent suddenly appeared before him.
17) Her tone of voice became abrupt and petulant.
18) She was very abrupt with me in our meeting.
19) An abrupt change of location can be disorienting.
20) There were abrupt weather changes.
21) She always sounds abrupt on the telephone.
22) It's very unlike him to be so abrupt.
23) I was surprised by the abrupt ending to the conversation.
24) Mullins knocked me off-balance with his abrupt change of subject.
25) Cross was a little taken aback by her abrupt manner.
26) Then in a tone of abrupt harshness, he added, "Open these trunks!".
27) He is liable to abrupt mood swings / swings of mood .
28) After the election our funding came to an abrupt halt.
29) These policies have sent the construction industry into an abrupt nosedive.
30) Buyers have withdrawn from the market in view of the abrupt turn of the trend of prices.
More similar words: interrupt, corruption, brush, fabric, brutal, at home and abroad, tear up, clear up, cover up, cheer up, up to, limber up, enter upon, up to now, come up to, add up to, face up to, lead up to, stand up to, up to date, live up to, measure up to.