- abrupt ► ADJECTIVE 1) sudden and unexpected. 2) brief to the point of rudeness; curt. 3) steep.DERIVATIVES abruptly adverb abruptness noun.ORIGIN Latin abruptus 'broken off, steep' , from rumpere 'break' .
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Abruptly — Ab*rupt ly, adv. 1. In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly. [1913 Webster] 2. Precipitously. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
abruptly — adv. Abruptly is used with these verbs: ↑abandon, ↑awake, ↑awaken, ↑break, ↑cease, ↑curtail, ↑cut, ↑disappear, ↑drop, ↑end, ↑halt, ↑interrupt, ↑ … Collocations dictionary
abruptly — adverb see abrupt … New Collegiate Dictionary
abruptly — See abrupt. * * * … Universalium
abruptly — adverb a) In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly. b) precipitously … Wiktionary
abruptly — Synonyms and related words: a corps perdu, bang, bearishly, bluffly, bluntly, boorishly, brashly, brusquely, cavalierly, churlishly, crustily, curtly, dash, forthwith, gruffly, harshly, hastily, head over heels, headfirst, headforemost, headlong … Moby Thesaurus
abruptly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Without any warning: short, suddenly. Idiom: all of a sudden. See FAST … English dictionary for students
abruptly — É™ brÊŒptlÉª adv. suddenly; without continuity; steeply … English contemporary dictionary
abruptly — abrupt·ly … English syllables
abruptly — See: abrupt … English dictionary