- a|brupt [ ə`brʌpt ] adjective1. ) sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way:Our friendship came to an abrupt end.2. ) behaving or speaking in a way that seems rude to other people because you do not take the time to be friendly:The sales clerks were abrupt and impatient with the customers.╾ a|brupt|ly adverb╾ a|brupt|ness noun uncount
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.