Synonyms of abrupt in English:

abrupt


See definition of abrupt

adjective

1‘the car came to an abrupt halt’

SYNONYMS

sudden, immediate, instantaneous, hurried, hasty, quick, swift, rapid, speedy, precipitate

unexpected, surprising, startling, unanticipated, unforeseen, without warning

violent, headlong, breakneck, meteoric

ANTONYMS

gradual, unhurried

2‘an abrupt manner’

SYNONYMS

curt, brusque, blunt, short, sharp, terse, brisk, crisp, gruff, snappish, snappy, unceremonious, offhand, cavalier, rough, harsh

rude, discourteous, uncivil, surly, churlish

bluff, no-nonsense, to the point, laconic

informal off

ANTONYMS

friendly, polite, expansive

3‘he tends to write in abrupt, epigrammatic paragraphs’

SYNONYMS

jerky, uneven, irregular, disconnected, discontinuous, broken, rough, inelegant

ANTONYMS

smooth, flowing

4‘an abrupt slope’

SYNONYMS

steep, sheer, precipitous, bluff, sharp, sudden, acute

perpendicular, vertical, dizzy, vertiginous

rare declivitous

ANTONYMS

gradual, gentle