Abduct vs Abrupt - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between abduct and abrupt
is that abduct
is to take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually with violence or deception; to kidnap while abrupt
is (archaic) to tear off or asunder
As an adjective abrupt is (obsolete|rare) broken away (from restraint)
As a noun abrupt is
(poetic) something which is ; an abyss
To take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually with violence or deception; to kidnap.
, author=Jules Verne
, title=The Master of the World
, passage=That same night he had by force abducted the president and the secretary of the club, and had taken them, much against their will upon a voyage in the wonderful air-ship, the “Albatross,” which he had constructed.}}
(physiology) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position; to move similar parts apart.
(obsolete, rare) Broken away (from restraint).
Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
* (rfdate) (William Shakespeare), Henry VI Part I, II-iii
- The party came to an abrupt end when the parents of our host arrived.
Curt in manner; brusque; rude; uncivil; impolite.
- The cause of your abrupt departure.
Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected; disjointed. [ ]
* (rfdate) (Ben Jonson)
(obsolete) Broken off.
- The abrupt style, which hath many breaches.
Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous. [ ]
* (rfdate) (Thomson)
(botany) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.
- Tumbling through ricks abrupt .
* (precipitous) broken, rough, rugged
* (without time to prepare) brusque, sudden
* (uncivil)blunt, brusque
* (without transition) disconnected, unexpected
(archaic) To tear off or asunder.
* (rfdate) Sir T. (Browne)
To interrupt suddenly.
- Till death abrupts them.
(poetic) Something which is ; an abyss.
* (rfdate) (Milton)
- Over the vast abrupt .