Abrupt vs Careless - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between abrupt and careless
is that abrupt
is (obsolete|rare) broken away (from restraint) while careless
) free from care; unworried, without anxiety.
As a verb abrupt
is (archaic) to tear off or asunder
As a noun abrupt is (poetic) something which is ; an abyss
(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 .
(lb) Free from care; unworried, without anxiety.
*:Good-humored, easy, and careless , he presided over his whale-boat as if the most deadly encounter were but a dinner, and his crew all invited guests.
Not concerned or worried (about).
*:"He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes.
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