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Definition of the adverb abruptly

What does abruptly mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. quickly and without warning
    • examples: The story concluded abruptly. | The car turned abruptly. | The taxi abruptly turned left. | His untidy room announced that he had abruptly departed. | He backed abruptly away. | He interrupted us abruptly. | He was making a speech, but he abruptly stopped speaking when he heard a strange noise. | Tom stopped abruptly. | When a thunderstorm suddenly came out of the blue, she jumped abruptly out of the hammock and ran headlong into the house where she stopped short, remembering suddenly that she had no lightning rod, and because she realized at once that this sudden onrush of a thunderstorm could end her life before she could say Jack Robinson, she became sore afraid. | If these drugs are stopped abruptly then some withdrawal symptoms may occur.
    • synonyms of abruptly: dead / short / suddenly

Alternative definition of the adverb abruptly


  1. In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly.
  2. See precipitously.

Phrases with abruptly

  1. abruptly-pinnate
  2. abruptly-pinnate leaf

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abruptly

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Google previewChantyal Dictionary and Texts (1999)

by Michael Noonan, Ram Prasad Bhulanja, Jag Man Chhantyal, William Pagliuca

naku-ye nnin-sa janakka yes-si-m dog- GEN fear-INST abruptly get+up-ANT-NPST The dog has gotten up abruptly with fear.

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

suddenly, abruptly; impulsively. akklarvaama | ton a. unexpected; unforeseen. -tta adv. unexpectedly, unaware [s ]; suddenly. ttkkl jyrkka a. precipitous; abrupt; steep, bluff. -jyr- kanne s. precipice, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

The elytra terminating abruptly, surnished with two small projections, green, and marked with clotted tlriaz; the back is osa bright golden colour. 34. A native of America. The elytra variegatcd with green and black, and surnished with two small ...

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Quotes about abruptly

When the government is handed over to the Iraqi Council on 30 June, many have declared, oh, the Americans must never leave because civil unrest may erupt. Well, I agree, we cannot abruptly depart, but Iraq needs to step up to the plate on 30 June. (Howard Coble)
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Scrabble value of A1B3R1U1P3T1L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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