Antonyms of adj abrupt

4 senses of abrupt

Sense 1
abrupt, disconnected -- (marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose")

INDIRECT (VIA staccato) -> legato, smooth -- ((music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected; "a legato passage")

Sense 2
abrupt -- (exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather")

INDIRECT (VIA sudden) -> gradual -- (proceeding in small stages; "a gradual increase in prices")

Sense 3
abrupt, precipitous, sharp -- (extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop")

INDIRECT (VIA steep) -> gradual -- ((of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope")

Sense 4
abrupt -- (surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply")

INDIRECT (VIA discourteous) -> courteous -- (characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners; "if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon)

Similarity of adj abrupt

4 senses of abrupt

Sense 1
abrupt, disconnected -- (marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose")
       => staccato (vs. legato), disconnected -- ((music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply; "staccato applause"; "a staccato command"; "staccato notes")

Sense 2
abrupt -- (exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather")
       => sudden (vs. gradual) -- (happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure")

Sense 3
abrupt, precipitous, sharp -- (extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop")
       => steep (vs. gradual) -- (having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs")

Sense 4
abrupt -- (surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply")
       => discourteous (vs. courteous) -- (showing no courtesy; rude; "a distant and at times discourteous young")

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