Definition of abruptly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈbrʌptli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈbrʌptli//
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  1. 1in a sudden, unexpected and often unpleasant way The interview ended abruptly.
  2. 2in a way that seems unfriendly and rude, without taking time to say more than is necessary synonym brusquely, curtly ‘Come here!’ she said abruptly.