Abrupt vs Giraffe - What's the difference?
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 camelopardalis.
(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 .
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 ?!
* (a laugh) bubble bath, bubble
* 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