abruptness


abruptness
noun
1. an abrupt discourteous manner (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑brusqueness, ↑curtness, ↑gruffness, ↑shortness
Derivationally related forms: ↑short (for: ↑shortness), ↑gruff (for: ↑gruffness), ↑curt (for: ↑curtness), ↑brusque (for: ↑brusqueness), ↑abrupt
Hypernyms: ↑discourtesy, ↑rudeness
2. the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
Syn: ↑precipitousness, ↑steepness
Ant: ↑gradualness
Derivationally related forms: ↑steep (for: ↑steepness), ↑precipitous (for: ↑precipitousness), ↑abrupt
Hypernyms: ↑gradient, ↑slope
3. the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
Derivationally related forms: ↑sudden (for: ↑suddenness), ↑precipitant (for: ↑precipitancy), ↑precipitant (for: ↑precipitance), ↑precipitous (for: ↑precipitousness), ↑precipitate (for: ↑precipitateness), ↑abrupt
Hypernyms: ↑haste, ↑hastiness, ↑hurry, ↑hurriedness, ↑precipitation

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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