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What is another word for abruptly?

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Adverb
Quickly and unexpectedly, typically without warning
“Wiseman's car stopped abruptly in front of Angelo's restaurant.”
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In a blunt or curt manner
“A nurse offered her condolences to us and then abruptly asked if we could get our mother's things cleared out.”
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Immediately, or in a prompt manner
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Suddenly, without being anticipated
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In a manner lacking gentleness
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For a short time
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With precipitation
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“The association made the abrupt decision to leave the protest movement in December 2011.”
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Adverb for having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked
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“He was a broad, muscular young man, with a rather abrupt manner.”
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Adverb for direct or forthright in speech or manner
“The doctor took credit for extricating himself from Alice's abrupt question about the cost of the apartments.”
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Adverb for characterized by great severity, intensity or suddenness
“Within the last ten years, there has been an abrupt change in the public attitude from apathy to alarm.”
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Adverb for not flowing smoothly, especially of speech or writing
“Iris watched as his expression darkened and his speech became more abrupt.”
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Adverb for so steep as to be almost vertical
“The ground angled suddenly upward, and he staggered as the abrupt slope surprised him.”
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Adverb for lacking consideration for others
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Adverb for haughty or arrogant, especially in one's disregard for something
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Adverb for unexpected
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