ALL meanings of abruptly

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  • adverb abruptly suddenly 1
  • adverb abruptly brusquely 1
  • noun abruptly In an abrupt manner; without giving notice, or without the usual forms; suddenly; precipitously. (First attested in the late 16th century.). 1
  • adjective abruptly sudden or unexpected: an abrupt departure. 1
  • adjective abruptly curt or brusque in speech, manner, etc.: an abrupt reply. 1
  • adjective abruptly terminating or changing suddenly: an abrupt turn in a road. 1
  • adjective abruptly having many sudden changes from one subject to another; lacking in continuity or smoothness: an abrupt writing style. 1
  • adjective abruptly steep; precipitous: an abrupt descent. 1
  • adjective abruptly Botany. truncate (def 4). 1
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