Abrupt : Synonyms and Antonyms



The abrupt manner in which he concluded the Board meeting indicated that he was not in normal condition.


1. sudden

2. hasty

3. headlong

4. hurried

5. precipitate

6. quick

7. surprising

8. swift

9. unanticipated

10. Unforeseen

Contextual Examples:

Their departure was very sudden.

I do not want to make a hasty decision.

To go ahead without further consultation would precipitate even foolhardy.


1. leisurely

2. slow

3. thoughtful

4. unhurried

5. gradual

Contextual Examples:

The rest of the day may be sent at leisure.

She was not slow to realize what was happening.

Improvements will be gradual at first.

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