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Wordnet 3.0


1. quickly and without warning;
- Example: "he stopped suddenly"
[syn: abruptly, suddenly, short, dead]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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] Abruptly pinnate
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

abruptly adv 1: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly" [syn: abruptly, suddenly, short, dead]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "abruptly": 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, heels over head, impetuously, impulsively, like a flash, like a thunderbolt, nastily, of a sudden, on short notice, plop, plump, plunk, pop, precipitantly, precipitately, precipitously, rashly, sharp, sharply, short, shortly, slap, slap-bang, smack, snippily, startlingly, sudden, suddenly, surprisingly, unawares, unexpectedly, without notice, without warning