Abrupt vs Giraffe - What's the difference?

abrupt | giraffe |

As an adjective abrupt

is (obsolete|rare) broken away (from restraint) .

As a verb abrupt

is (archaic) to tear off or asunder .

As a noun abrupt

is (poetic) something which is ; an abyss .

As a proper noun giraffe is





  • (obsolete, rare) Broken away (from restraint).
  • Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
  • The party came to an abrupt end when the parents of our host arrived.
  • * (rfdate) (William Shakespeare), Henry VI Part I, II-iii
  • The cause of your abrupt departure.
  • Curt in manner; brusque; rude; uncivil; impolite.
  • Having sudden transitions from one subject or state to another; unconnected; disjointed.
  • * (rfdate) (Ben Jonson)
  • The abrupt style, which hath many breaches.
  • (obsolete) Broken off.
  • Extremely steep or craggy as if broken up; precipitous.
  • * (rfdate) (Thomson)
  • Tumbling through ricks abrupt .
  • (botany) Suddenly terminating, as if cut off; truncate.
  • (Gray)


    * (precipitous) broken, rough, rugged * (without time to prepare) brusque, sudden * (uncivil)blunt, brusque * (without transition) disconnected, unexpected


    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To tear off or asunder.
  • * (rfdate) Sir T. (Browne)
  • Till death abrupts them.
  • To interrupt suddenly.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (poetic) Something which is ; an abyss.
  • * (rfdate) (Milton)
  • Over the vast abrupt .





    (wikipedia giraffe) (Giraffa)


    (en noun)
  • A ruminant, of the genus Giraffa , of the African savannah with long legs and highly elongated neck, which make it the tallest living animal; yellow fur patterned with dark spots, often in the form of a network; and two or more short, skin-covered horns.
  • (Cockney rhyming slang) A laugh.
  • Are you having a giraffe ?!


    * camelopard * (a laugh) bubble bath, bubble

    Derived terms

    * giraffe weevil * Kilimanjaro giraffe * Kordofan giraffe * Masai giraffe * Nigerian giraffe * Nubian giraffe * Rhodesian giraffe * smoky giraffe * Somali giraffe * South African giraffe * Rothschild giraffe * Ugandan giraffe


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