abruptly

abruptly
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 — adverb see abrupt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • abruptly — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb Without any warning: short, suddenly. Idiom: all of a sudden. See FAST …   English dictionary for students

  • abruptly — É™ brÊŒptlɪ adv. suddenly; without continuity; steeply …   English contemporary dictionary

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