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English noun: abruptness

1. abruptness (attribute) an abrupt discourteous manner


Synonymsbrusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortness


Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, rudeness

2. abruptness (attribute) the property possessed by a slope that is very steep


Synonymsprecipitousness, steepness


Broader (hypernym)gradient, slope


Antonymsgentleness, gradualness

3. abruptness (attribute) the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning


Synonymsprecipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitousness, suddenness


Broader (hypernym)haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation









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