Definitions for abruptly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abruptly, suddenly, short, dead(adverb)

    quickly and without warning

    "he stopped suddenly"

Wiktionary

  1. abruptly(Adverb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abruptly(adverb)

    in an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly

  2. Abruptly(adverb)

    precipitously

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'abruptly' in Adverbs Frequency: #389

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Blow:

    George It was the greatest feeling I ever had. Followed abruptly by the worst feeling I ever had.

  2. Stefan Thurner:

    The hunger has to stop abruptly ; if malnutrition continues after the baby is born the effect of developing diabetes is much less.

  3. Keith Rosso:

    Keith Rosso, who was on the same flight, said Keith Rosso had just finished dinner when the flight staff abruptly took trays away and said the plane was landing due to' unsafe flying conditions.

  4. Walter Benjamin:

    Nothing is poorer than a truth expressed as it was thought. Committed to writing in such cases, it is not even a bad photograph. Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help.

  5. Joan Didion:

    Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. The tension broke that day. The paranoia was fulfilled.

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Translations for abruptly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ра́птамBelarusian
  • внезапно, безцеремонно, рязкоBulgarian
  • precipitadament, abruptamentCatalan, Valencian
  • unerwartet, abrupt, abgerissen, plötzlich, abschüssigGerman
  • αιφνιδίως, εσπευσμένως, αποτόμωςGreek
  • precipitadamente, abruptamenteSpanish
  • äkkijyrkkä, yhtäkkiä, äkillinen, yht'äkkiä, äkillisestiFinnish
  • tout d'un coup, précipitamment, abruptementFrench
  • improvvisamenteItalian
  • plots, plotseling, bruusk, abruptDutch
  • naglePolish
  • abruptamentePortuguese
  • abrupt, deodatăRomanian
  • бесцеремонно, неожиданно, отрывисто, резко, внезапноRussian
  • abruptSwedish

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