abruptness

The quality of abruptness is an almost rude bluntness or suddenness. When you act with abruptness, you do something quickly, with no warning or consideration of how other people feel about it.

Friends will comment on your abruptness if you suddenly walk away from them in the middle of a conversation. If your favorite restaurant is unexpectedly shut down one day, with a sign saying "out of business," you'll wonder at the abruptness of its closing. The word at the heart of abruptness is the adjective abrupt — and it is rooted in the Latin word abruptus, which means "broken off or disconnected."

Primary Meanings of abruptness

1.
n
the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
2.
n
an abrupt discourteous manner
3.
n
the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
Full Definitions of abruptness
1

n the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

Synonyms:
precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitousness, suddenness
Type of:
haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation
overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
2

n an abrupt discourteous manner

Synonyms:
brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortness
Type of:
discourtesy, rudeness
a manner that is rude and insulting
3

n the property possessed by a slope that is very steep

Synonyms:
precipitousness, steepness
Antonyms:
gentleness, gradualness
the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
Type of:
gradient, slope
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

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