abrupt

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abrupt discourteous manner abruptness , brusqueness , curtness , gruffness , shortness
schizophrenia of abrupt onset and relatively short duration (a few weeks or months) acute schizophrenic episode , reactive schizophrenia
someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms addict
habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms alcohol addiction , alcoholism , drunkenness , inebriation
abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another anacoluthia , anacoluthon
sentence, abrupt change within a anacoluthon
abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another avulsion
short abrupt inclination (as of the head) bob
abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion) break
some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity break , interruption
sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated clack , clap
abrupt withdrawal cold turkey
complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent cold turkey
abrupt failure of function or health collapse
abrupt and unceremonious dismissal conge
abrupt or brief cursory
abrupt in manner curt
abrupt tide rise eagre
abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion ejaculation , interjection
viral disease of infants and young children; characterized by abrupt high fever and mild sore throat; a few days later there is a faint pinkish rash that lasts for a few hours to a few days exanthema subitum , pseudorubella , roseola infantilis , roseola infantum
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