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

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  • Abruptness — Ab*rupt ness, n. 1. The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness. [1913 Webster] 2. Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as, abruptness of style or manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • abruptness — noun a) The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness. b) Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as, abruptness of style or manner …   Wiktionary

  • abruptness — abrupt ► ADJECTIVE 1) sudden and unexpected. 2) brief to the point of rudeness; curt. 3) steep. DERIVATIVES abruptly adverb abruptness noun. ORIGIN Latin abruptus broken off, steep , from rumpere break …   English terms dictionary

  • abruptness — noun see abrupt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • abruptness — ab rupt·ness || nɪs n. suddenness, hastiness; lack of continuity; brusqueness, rudeness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abruptness — abrupt·ness …   English syllables

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  • precipitousness — noun 1. the property possessed by a slope that is very steep • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑steepness • Ant: ↑gradualness (for: ↑abruptness) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary