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abruptness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abruptness  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abruptness 
  n  1:  an  abrupt  discourteous  manner  [syn:  {brusqueness},  {curtness}, 
  {gruffness},  {shortness}] 
  2:  the  property  possessed  by  a  slope  that  is  very  steep  [syn:  {precipitousness}, 
  {steepness}]  [ant:  {gradualness}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  happening  with  headlong  haste  or  without 
  warning  [syn:  {precipitateness},  {precipitance},  {precipitancy}, 
  {suddenness}] 




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