surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner; "an abrupt reply"
exceedingly sudden and unexpected; "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"
extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions; "abrupt prose"
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"
ending in a sharp point
a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
(of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing