abrupt

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Positive
abrupt

Comparative
more abrupt

Superlative
most abrupt

  1. An abrupt action is one that is sudden, or not expected.
    There was an abrupt change in the weather, and it started raining before we could get home.
  2. An abrupt landscape is one with sudden steep changes.
    We came to a halt because we could not pass the abrupt cliffs.

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