Synonym of abrupt

Alternative for abrupt

Synonym: curt, hasty, short, sudden, unexpected,

Adjective

Rather rude in speech or manner
curt blunt short brusque sharp gruff rough rude snappy terse brisk unceremonious brief direct offhand snappish bluff clipped discourteous tart uncivil cavalier concise crisp impatient succinct brusk churlish crusty downright harsh impolite monosyllabic no-nonsense pithy short-spoken snippy surly ungracious laconic off crude impetuous matter-of-fact to the point unmannerly frank plain-spoken outspoken tactless forthright disrespectful ill-mannered candid caustic upfront bad-tempered undiplomatic bad-mannered straightforward ill-tempered unfriendly testy boorish tetchy impertinent sullen indelicate bearish explicit unequivocal thoughtless open honest straight from the shoulder summary irascible grumpy irritable petulant cross grouchy crabby insulting crabbed short-tempered breviloquent unreserved plain straight abrasive ungentlemanly inconsiderate ill-humored unladylike ill-humoured snippety insolent pointed graceless compact decisive offensive ill-natured derogatory chippy crotchety ill-bred compendious offish impudent epigrammatic elliptical dusty uncomplimentary prickly peremptory aphoristic cantankerous disparaging unpleasant hasty unchivalrous sententious thumbnail contumelious apothegmatic ungallant capsule disagreeable bald uncouth point-blank plainspoken telegraphic elliptic dismissive unmannered unhandsome uncalled-for unguarded openhearted forthcoming oafish flip fresh unrefined mannerless touchy abusive calling a spade a spade free-spoken up-front businesslike crass sour presumptuous angry moody incisive peevish nasty audacious economical sulky truculent vulgar brutal disdainful choleric ratty unqualified querulous morose cheeky clear-cut unkind trenchant unvarnished curmudgeonly saturnine splenetic ornery bilious dyspeptic gnomic unambiguous ignorant malapert not afraid to call a spade a spade short and sweet ungenteel smart-alecky compendiary vocal undissembling free unevasive underbred inaffable undisguised acid pulling no punches unpolished unhelpful cruel freehearted foursquare straight-talking bloody-minded uncharitable coarse round ugly loutish speaking as one finds straight-shooting not beating about the bush out-front out of sorts not mincing one's words speaking one's mind up front distinct passionate aloof hurried excitable sudden undignified perfunctory vigorous imperious distant cool unconstrained callous inelegant rushed sharp-tongued standoffish bold hearty blatant uncommunicative quick brash truthful good-natured genial approachable uncultured gross taciturn difficult friendly contrary blustering barefaced cheery sincere loud fractious arrogant disobliging glum scowling cocky obloquious foul derisive acerbic insensitive disgracious mean-spirited mean mouthy smart alecky lippy indecorous brazen shrewish perverse pouty overbearing out-of-line intrusive yokelish bounderish insubordinate scathing degrading violent berating scurrilous reproachful obnoxious reviling sarcastic denigratory belittling pejorative defamatory boisterous unfeeling humourless humorless unlikable vicious spiteful uncaring hurtful unsympathetic whiny uptight quarrelsome eristic bellicose pettish contentious waspish disputatious unsmiling moping mopey pouting vituperatory calumniating contemptuous vituperative bitter unconsiderate impolitic uncivilized dour uncivilised bare stark simple unadorned uncalled for unembellished hard-hitting unmistakable positive express flat certain categorical clear uncompromising condensed straight-from-the-shoulder outright neat vociferous well defined crystal clear tense piqued uninhibited disgruntled peeved vehement aggravated irritated strident unreticent artless opinionated square close cryptic taut exact lean precise annoyed indignant narky uncourteous unconcealed fiery displeased eggy narked shirty rustic sassy inurbane boiled down talking turkey calling spade a spade laying it on the line hotheaded irked unindulgent in a nutshell cut to the bone discontented hot-tempered quick-tempered out of humour having short fuse hot under collar uncultivated tasteless common roughneck lowbred raffish incult lowbrow improper low rugged insensible profane indecent illiberal scornful brutish raunchy blasphemous saucy foul-mouthed irreverent rough-hewn forward unsophisticated base dirty raw obscene filthy cloddish clumsy awkward savage lewd bawdy impure wounding immodest inappropriate shameless affronting pert objectionable misbehaved barbaric nervy brassy gauche cheap ribald clownish unseemly barbarian sacrilegious impious inhuman unsociable aweless slighting barbarous indiscreet smutty low-bred bad loud-mouthed unacceptable off-color upsetting shocking badly behaved vulgarian tacky brazen-faced classless primitive humiliating hostile arch wise bold-faced cocksure brassbound personal unsubtle iconoclastic malicious blue flippant inhospitable ungainly clodhopping displeasing cussed unthinking unperceptive procacious smart immoral untactful yobbish hard disgusting salacious provocative exceptionable unsuitable scandalous philistine gloomy resentful glowering risqué naughty incongruous provoking unamiable irreverential unhallowed ungodly unholy inept heartless provincial repulsive frowning sourpussed unresponsive vexing reprehensible unsavory vile wanton distasteful catty sordid suggestive unvirtuous censurable ill Neanderthal brooding joyless embittered sulking stroppy unsavoury undesirable unclean out of line in bad taste unchaste X-rated beyond the pale ill-behaved unfortunate earthy lowdown and dirty scatological selfish self-centered mannish manlike tomboyish unfeminine unwomanly hoydenish wild lacking civility bad mannered plebby mortifying imperative breezy magisterial off-base dictatorial sketchy unfilial profanatory ungentlemanlike Philistine scatologic heathen plebeian depreciating deprecatory uneducated antisocial hooligan backward immature common as muck tough put down parochial slanderous discrediting libellous libelous severe asocial self-centred tawdry gawky hick hillbilly backwoods heathenish natural forbidding fierce stern stiff austere roughcast grim agrestic cross-grained polite miserly unneighborly slobbish ridiculing biting careless unsettling vilifying unwholesome colloquial sickening unutterable untutored intimidating louring grievous steely intolerant flinty onerous ungentle heavy hardhanded oppressive unthoughtful heedless unconcerned unmindful deplorable unwelcome abhorrent contemptible insufferable repugnant unpolitic rash imprudent injudicious unwise inadvisable murderous lowering brass-necked insupportable intolerable out of order annoying irritating unfair reckless incautious untoward stupid bungling blundering maladroit heavy-handed prying inquisitive interfering meddling meddlesome nosy incorrect loose inapposite inapt unbecoming wrong unfit unhappy amiss unapt unfitting infelicitous malapropos off base unaccommodating exasperating malevolent galling embarrassing pitiless hard-hearted snide ruthless compassionless ill-advised sardonic taunting satirical uncooperative outrageous cold-hearted shabby merciless unamenable obstructive out of the way out of place out of keeping ungenerous unkindly detestable inflexible unreasonable unobliging trailer-park unchristian hardhearted beastly scoffing sneering inhumane coldhearted hateful cold-blooded sadistic malignant unyielding quizzical ironical ironic derisory uncongenial not nice teasing satiric debased jeering mocking racy taboo hard-core lecherous profligate ignoble questionable licentious rakish libidinous randy odious colourful adult mucky grubby lascivious grimy off colour gamy near the knuckle spicy colorful nudge-nudge low-down-and-dirty fruity

Adjective

Sudden and unexpected
sudden unexpected hurried hasty quick rapid unanticipated unforeseen precipitate surprising swift immediate instantaneous headlong rash speedy startling unlooked-for violent breakneck impulsive meteoric rushed rushing without warning out of the blue unplanned without notice unannounced unpredicted not bargained for precipitous precipitant unimagined blindsiding fast surprise not in the cards dramatic impetuous unheralded unusual instant unsuspected unceremonious sharp jerky unlooked for from left field unsought abnormal astonishing unenvisaged spasmodic explosive unpredictable unthought of without delay uncommon overnight inconceivable accidental unhoped for unplanned for nasty atypical out of character out of the ordinary lightning unpleasant uncalculated accelerated impromptu expeditious fleet acute quickened harsh disagreeable marked speeded fortuitous chance crude rocketing accelerating escalating snowballing mushrooming inadvertent unintended unhoped-for unpremeditated unintentional unwitting premature brutal untimely precocious unseasonable advanced inopportune serendipitous coincidental fluky random awful rude brusque unforgiving shocking spontaneous uninvited unprompted undreamed of unsolicited unthought-of undreamed-of staggering too early before time in advance early bird paroxysmal uncontrollable too soon bright and early on short notice ahead of time early with time to spare fitful sporadic convulsive irregular casual incidental lucky flukey unforeseeable adventitious odd haphazard aleatory contingent occurring by chance occurring by accident uncertain unimaginable involuntary unthinking unmeant fortunate incredible chancy incalculable unknowing unconscious subconscious variable miraculous undreamt-of unheard-of circumstantial without prior notice unpublished undisclosed uncanny offhand possible hidden extemporaneous unknown well timed at random unknowable capricious changeable by chance arbitrary withheld fluke lucky-dog providential heaven-sent expedient propitious timely opportune felicitous convenient auspicious better than expected unthinkable remarkable unbelievable luck out luck in depending liable probable probably provisional likely subject reliant improbable inconceived unprecedented apt happy jammy at the mercy of events mistaken misguided occasional like a dream come true beyond your wildest dreams happening unexpectedly

Adjective

(of a style of speech or writing) Not flowing smoothly

Adjective

Happening or coming immediately
instant quick immediate swift rapid speedy prompt instantaneous sudden expeditious lightning express snappy fleet alacritous precipitate direct rathe straightaway on-the-spot split-second on the spot fast hasty brisk breakneck hurried whirlwind rapid-fire meteoric nippy flying zippy hot dizzy rattling blistering breathless splitting galloping fleet-footed overnight punctual headlong summary nimble active cursory ready on the double sharp perfunctory peremptory high-speed mercurial without delay accelerated whistle-stop fast-track transitory harefooted rushed short PDQ fleeting unhesitating fiery quickie pronto quickened agile in nothing flat efficient alert timely diligent unpremeditated willing forthwith effectual effective spontaneous arbitrary staccato momentary hair-trigger brief passing in a flash spur-of-the-moment snap impatient without notice without formality without hesitation urgent hurrying impetuous rash slambang eager thoughtless chop-chop slapdash without warning without discussion quick-fire explosive lively machine-gun expeditive precipitous volant frenzied fleet of foot quick as a wink double time light-footed forceful charged rampant electric dashing spanking winged cracking short-lived double-quick screaming unexpected barrelling speedball very fast like crazy like mad shaking a leg fast-moving sprightly spirited energetic spry at speed supersonic smart flat-out vigorous turbo velocious hypersonic up-tempo pacey early animated vivacious ultrarapid ultrafast impulsive excessive reckless awful dreadful unbearable severe terrible intense excruciating piercing frightful tantivy streaming zooming dangerous responsive with good acceleration going nifty deft supple lissom limber nimble-footed acrobatic lithe bustling furious hurricane tornado cyclonic tumultuous light quick-moving fast-tracked fast-paced swift-footed now or never not to be delayed adroit extremely fast dangerously fast twinkle-toed lightsome ultrasonic lissome speeding barreling light of foot at full tilt prevenient like greased lightning anticipatory

Adjective

Done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice
snap impulsive spontaneous impromptu sudden unconsidered unplanned unpremeditated unprepared unrehearsed unstudied extemporaneous hurried immediate improvisational improvised offhand quick extemporary extempore instant offhanded ad hoc spur-of-the-moment off-the-cuff ad-lib down and dirty hasty precipitate rash reckless impetuous headlong rushed precipitous overhasty incautious imprudent foolhardy injudicious cursory drive-by pell-mell gadarene helter-skelter flying heedless precipitant speedy unthinking thoughtless perfunctory hectic passionate daredevil superficial careless daring swift brash unexpected ill-considered temerarious subitaneous rushing breakneck premature slapdash snatched whirlwind dangerous inconsiderate tempestuous rough violent ill-conceived fierce ardent eager furious unreasoned impassioned vehement unbridled unthought-out unrestrained unreflecting fervid restive going off deep end hotheaded harum-scarum ill-advised hare-brained previous capricious instinctive involuntary whimsical intuitive uninhibited adventurous unprompted emotional unrepressed freakish madcap abandoned unwary unguarded unpredictable irresponsible unmeditated automatic wild hot-headed devil-may-care jumping the gun ill-thought-out winging it headstrong indiscreet unintended unintentional foolish over-adventurous unarranged uncontrolled overbold improvisatory on-the-spot extemporized ill-judged misguided uncontrived casual natural unscripted harebrained ad lib fiery determined irrational insuppressible immature frenzied jumping to conclusions extemporised undesigned ad libitum off the cuff not planned negligent improvident mindless disregardful careless of inadvertent uncaring irreflective blithe unsafe asleep at the switch fast and loose out to lunch sloppy without regard

Adjective

Insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way
peremptory imperious dictatorial authoritative autocratic bossy arbitrary high-handed overbearing dogmatic domineering tyrannical authoritarian brusque commanding despotic brisk imperial magisterial summary arrogant assertive autocratical firm imperative lordly masterful overweening positive tyrannic tyrannous wilful willful emphatic insistent intolerant certain compelling decided definite finished fixed obstinate rigorous severe stringent uncompromising undeniable oppressive harsh draconian dominating officious pushy absolute repressive autarchic undemocratic anti-democratic haughty strict doctrinaire high and mighty totalitarian monocratic iron-handed unyielding illiberal coercive imposing czarist tsarist confident demanding rigid cocky inflexible forceful iron-fisted heavy-handed pushful opinionated pompous tenacious controlling bullish egotistic dominant exigent ruthless self-confident overconfident pressing urgent powerful cruel pontifical lofty stubborn decisive superior proud supercilious importunate bullying stern brutal unlimited cocksure adamant absolutist one-party uncontrolled unjust determined stuffy insolent regnant fascistic downright subjugating dictative Neronian inhuman crying dire clamant burning exacting merciless inexorable tough relentless ironhanded mean self-assured disciplinarian all-powerful masterly assured self-willed impressive ordering aggressive bidding unaccountable unconstitutional single-party sure of oneself strong-willed dystopian overpowering pushing driving czarlike unreasonable patronizing compulsatory obligatory required mandatory compulsory unrestrained crack the whip in driver's seat on high horse strong unassailable throwing one's weight about dogmatical clamorous crack-the-whip august patronising judicial stately majestic highhanded dignified regal in charge necessitous instant emergent acute critical throwing one's weight around autarchical no joke flat-out straight out absolutistic not backward in coming forward binding overriding throwing weight around no ifs ands or buts persistent unavoidable dogged entrenched unchallengeable narrow-minded unquestionable categorical opinionative unbending self-opinionated opinioned obdurate small-minded prejudiced pigheaded stiff-necked egotistical fanatical unequivocal one-sided bigoted wrong-headed formal bullheaded unrelenting persevering unfaltering overproud presumptuous unwavering resolute patient pertinacious lording it heavy resolved preponderant snotty high-and-mighty uppity ascendant prevalent cavalier disdainful sniffy overwhelming burdensome crushing resounding monotonous reiterative continuous perseverant pitiless murderous trying onerous stiff excruciating rough bitter unfair hard hardhanded punitive rugged grim searing grievous disheartening gloomy backbreaking discouraging weighty sombre hefty dismal depressive troubling dispiriting superincumbent bleak worrying distressing troublesome stressful somber taxing depressing confining headache rough going

Adjective

Showing haughty disregard
cavalier haughty offhand arrogant lofty lordly supercilious condescending casual curt disdainful insolent scornful dismissive indifferent insouciant patronising patronizing unconcerned uninterested contemptuous discourteous rude unceremonious uncivil assumptive brusque bumptious chesty cursory glib hifalutin high-and-mighty highfalutin high-handed high-hat huffish huffy imperious important masterful off overweening peremptory perfunctory pompous presuming presumptuous pretentious self-asserting self-assertive sniffy stiff-necked superior terse toploftical toplofty ungracious uppish uppity offish pococurante take-it-or-leave-it careless inconsiderate overbearing proud snooty snotty conceited snobbish cocky egotistic self-important high and mighty stuck-up egotistical smug vain vainglorious prideful overconfident hoity-toity boastful domineering toffee-nosed audacious swaggering brash bossy snobby puffed up narcissistic opinionated bold aloof self-satisfied impudent immodest affected forward bigheaded self-opinionated pushy egoistic magisterial egoistical pontifical cocksure bragging fancy-pants swellheaded self-centered self-conceited cool cheeky hubristic blustering swollen-headed self-centred snippy ostentatious selfish bloated brazen self-confident autocratic impertinent nonchalant egocentric elitist dictatorial assuming confident biggity self-affected self-promoting self-engrossed self-congratulatory self-contented self-adulatory self-glorifying full of oneself biggety grandiose assured stuck up sneering self-assured brassy mocking authoritarian saucy la-di-da apathetic complacent contumelious big-headed blasé detached sassy scoffing lackadaisical breezy self-serving self-righteous cold-shoulder know-it-all orgulous holier-than-thou blusterous full of yourself tyrannical heedless despotic disinterested uncaring nervy officious fresh disrespectful pontificating showy dominating flippant smarty laid-back airy on high horse easy-going on your high horse jumped up wise guy devil-may-care on an ego trip free and easy too big for your boots regardless oppressive derisive above oneself smart insulting withering sententious gracious malapert heavy-handed easygoing stiff foolhardy rash disparaging slighting strutting wise persnickety posh jeering belittling pert pushful overhasty precipitate hasty abhorrent impetuous portentous relaxed swanky lax carefree informal aristocratic puffy full of contempt stuffy boasting loose happy-go-lucky flaunting high-minded la-de-da sure too big for one's breeches too big for one's boots self-respecting putting on airs braggart self-complacent self-flattering self-applauding extraverted bombastic self-loving braggy self-pleased unreserved self-gratulatory self-dramatizing blustery extroverted uninhibited stooping arbitrary vaunting unmoved exclusive inflated poncey windy trivializing obnoxious loud potty ritzy highhanded ambitious standoffish denigrating undemocratic refined willful rigid inflexible wilful anti-democratic repressive high trivialising on one's high horse bullish familiar free overbold brassbound honourable honorable lukewarm arch offensively self-assertive commanding wiseguy overfamiliar impolite slack incurious blithe previous premature pleased with yourself insensible uncurious self-aggrandizing reserved distant ironhanded dominant grand spectacular flatulent highfaluting magnificent splendid exaggerated flowery overstated presumptive remote flip tony unabashed on a high horse brazen-faced improper inappropriate shameless boldfaced barefaced procacious unblushing throwing one's weight around bold-faced rejecting contemning averse despising antipathetic turning up your nose at unsympathetic scouting looking down your nose at repudiating high falutin coercive bullying high-flown smart-alecky tyrannous autocratical overproud authoritative tyrannic dogmatic throwing one's weight about lording it iron-handed consequential preponderant imperial imperative demanding regnant ascendant prevalent couldn't-care-less blowing one's own horn reckless irresponsible daredevil derisory precipitous incautious unheeding impulsive imprudent over-venturesome headlong hot-headed over-adventurous harum-scarum wild unthinking death-or-glory madcap unwise hare-brained taunting hell-for-leather kamikaze untroubled unworried unstudied artless demeaning scathing degrading derogative snide depreciative denigratory detractive derogatory decrying pejorative uncomplimentary depreciatory deprecatory denigrative tearaway temerarious effortless leisurely superficial impassive light languid disimpassioned inattentive negligent indolent simple hard-nosed hard temperamental sardonic disapproving upstage opprobrious high hat dog it laid back assertive forceful doctrinaire puffed-up harsh aggressive uncompromising pleased with oneself obstinate unyielding draconian offensive insistent severe adamant imposing prejudiced opinionative opinioned bigoted thrusting obdurate intolerant dogmatical autarchic pigheaded loudmouth obtrusive pushing peacockish strict stubborn strident self-regarding self-absorbed self-admiring firm loudmouthed in love with oneself biased absolute full of hot air controlling hotheaded impolitic emphatic thoughtless crowing totalitarian egomaniac positive hotshot iron-fisted summary windbag certain illiberal untactful vivacious wisenheimer single-minded abusive definite in-your-face bull-headed dictative loud-mouthed defiant of fixed views blatant think too highly of oneself think a lot of oneself sarcastic self-approving goody-goody have an excessively high opinion of oneself well pleased proud of oneself too big for one's britches puffed elitist powerful cliquish masterly disciplinarian silliness giddy dizzy flighty selective self-obsessed decisive self-willed insufferable ranting majestic regal august judicial stately dignified partisan self-opinioned driven priggish wrapped up in oneself la-dee-da complaisant blowhard sure of oneself insubordinate compulsatory obligatory mandatory exacting required compulsory indulgent overindulgent over-free highbrow discriminatory effervescent trashy brazenfaced bright maladroit brisk fustian ill-mannered unmannerly swanking big-mouthed high-pressure enterprising fierce go-getting militant too big for your breeches swollen with pride nose in the air riding for a fall overoptimistic Neronian cynical hypercritical tactless big of preconceived ideas exultant monocratic as bold as brass lacking civility bad mannered lippy sharp-elbowed clamorous crack-the-whip stern throwing weight around tolerant free-and-easy despicable malicious intrusive stuck on oneself compelling undeniable rigorous decided fixed stringent finished feisty think one is the cat's whiskers think one is God's gift think one is the cat's pyjamas downright unchallengeable entrenched narrow-minded unquestionable categorical unbending out-of-line mannerless off-base pleased crude crass coarse jaunty unshrinking unembarrassed unashamed content absolutist small-minded flushed brass-necked spirited brag boast hot stuff conceity ham phony gall noisy blaring phoney fascistic fanatical one-sided unequivocal tenacious determined wrong-headed formal bullheaded prying protrusive nosey interfering busy meddling intruding meddlesome snoopy over-assertive nosy uncontrolled one-party unaccountable unconstitutional single-party gritty sure of yourself heading for a fall put down grating jarring undiplomatic on ego trip ruthless tsarist czarist merciless bold as brass coming on strong not backwards in coming forwards smart aleck smart guy smarty pants piercing raucous go-ahead subjugating cacophonous deafening jangling dissonant thundering booming shrill I'm all right, Jack well-pleased proud of yourself like a cat that has swallowed the canary flushed with success like the cat that's got the cream strong-willed gaudy ear-splitting vulgar flashy discordant snot-nosed devastating big talking jazzy tinny garish blowing one's own trumpet humiliating high-pitched metallic flirtatious arrant in driver's seat crack the whip solemn stinging biting mortifying blistering blasting searing ponderous snubbing blighting hurtful sonorous grandiloquent declamatory crushing rhetorical overblown oratorical overripe apostolic serious grave headstrong pig-headed

Antonym of abrupt

abrupt Idiom, Proverb

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