Definitions for: Abruptness

[n] an abrupt discourteous manner
[n] the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
[n] the property possessed by a slope that is very steep

Webster (1913) Definition: Ab*rupt"ness, n.
1. The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness;
ruggedness; steepness.

2. Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as,
abruptness of style or manner.

Synonyms: brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitousness, shortness, steepness, suddenness

Antonyms: gentleness, gradualness

See Also: discourtesy, gradient, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation, rudeness, slope

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