Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious. Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected. Suddenly terminating, as if cut off. To tear off or asunder.
Syn. - Sudden; unexpected; hasty; rough; curt; unceremonious; rugged; blunt; disconnected; broken.