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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abruptly, suddenly, short, deadadverb

    quickly and without warning

    "he stopped suddenly"


  1. abruptlyadverb

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abruptlyadverb

    Hastily, without the due forms of preparation.

    The sweetness of virtue’s disposition, jealous even over itself, suffered her not to enter abruptly into questions of Musidorus. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Now missing from their joy so lately found,
    So lately found, and so abruptly gone. Par. Regain. b. ii.

    They both of them punctually observed the time thus agreed upon, and that in whatever company or business they were engaged, they left it abruptly, as soon as the clock warned them to retire. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 241.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abruptlyadverb

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

  2. Abruptlyadverb


British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abruptly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abruptly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of abruptly in a Sentence

  1. Darrell Cronk:

    The only time they've really done that with intent was the end of 2018 and they abruptly and quickly stopped that as growth rolled over in early 2019.

  2. 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.

  3. Joe Chermak:

    We did n’t really think much of it, but all I know is that they kind of left abruptly in the middle of the show.

  4. Tony Headrick:

    The market reaction was abruptly stronger due to the fact that we were so far away from industry estimations in the way of a net build, the upward trend from optimistic demand expectations such as from recent developments like U.S.-China trade deal has the ability to stay intact after these figures.

  5. Staff Adm. Mike Mullen:

    I think in retrospect, yeah we should have( left)... I don't think it was possible for us to just abruptly walk away right after we killed bin Laden, but clearly we could have earlier than we did.

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  • ра́птамBelarusian
  • внезапно, рязко, безцеремонноBulgarian
  • abruptament, precipitadamentCatalan, Valencian
  • unerwartet, abgerissen, plötzlich, abschüssig, abruptGerman
  • αποτόμως, εσπευσμένως, αιφνιδίωςGreek
  • abruptamente, precipitadamenteSpanish
  • yht'äkkiä, äkkijyrkkä, yhtäkkiä, äkillinen, äkillisestiFinnish
  • tout d'un coup, abruptement, précipitammentFrench
  • एकाएकHindi
  • tiba-tibaIndonesian
  • improvvisamenteItalian
  • abrupt, bruusk, plotseling, plotsDutch
  • naglePolish
  • abruptamentePortuguese
  • abrupt, deodatăRomanian
  • резко, внезапно, отрывисто, неожиданно, бесцеремонноRussian
  • abruptSwedish
  • อย่างฉับพลันThai
  • anidenTurkish

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