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Meaning of ABRUPTNESS

Pronunciation:  ubr'uptnus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an abrupt discourteous manner
  2. [n]  the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
  3. [n]  the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
 

ABRUPTNESS is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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