abruptly

adverb abrupt·ly \ ə-ˈbrəp(t)-lē \

Definition of abruptly

: in an abrupt manner : in a sudden and unexpected way
  • He left abruptly.
  • The car swerved abruptly onto the exit ramp.
  • Her career as a psychologist ended abruptly several years ago when a hacker broke into some of her private client files and made them public …
  • —Michael Logan
  • The small, rocky Anacapa Island [California] has steep cliffs which rise abruptly from the ocean on almost every side …
  • —David J. Rutherford

First Known Use of abruptly

1565

in the meaning defined above

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