Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
To tear off or asunder.
An abrupt place.
Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version
\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,"
2. without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious. "the cause of your abrupt departure."
3. having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected. the abrupt style, which hath many breaches. jonson.
4. (bot.) suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
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Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Byr = a. short, brief; abrupt
Cwta = a. short; abrupt
Disymwth = a. sudden, abrupt
Ehegyr = a. abrupt, ad. quickly
Ffloch = a. rise, abrupt; quick
Sydyn = a. abrupt, sudden
Talmu = v. to be abrupt; to impress
Toc = what is abrupt; a cap, adv. instantly, presently
The Devil's Dictionary
Sudden, without ceremony, like the arrival of a cannon- shot and the departure of the soldier whose interests are most affected by it. Dr. Samuel Johnson beautifully said of another author's ideas that they were "concatenated without abruption."
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About