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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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