abruptness


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a·brupt

 (ə-brŭpt′)
adj.
1. Unexpectedly sudden: an abrupt change in the weather.
2. Surprisingly curt; brusque: an abrupt answer made in anger.
3. Touching on one subject after another with sudden transitions: abrupt prose.
4. Steeply inclined. See Synonyms at steep1.
5. Botany Terminating suddenly rather than gradually; truncate: an abrupt leaf.

[Latin abruptus, past participle of abrumpere, to break off : ab-, away; see ab-1 + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

a·brupt′ly adv.
a·brupt′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abruptness - an abrupt discourteous mannerabruptness - an abrupt discourteous manner  
rudeness, discourtesy - a manner that is rude and insulting
2.abruptness - the property possessed by a slope that is very steepabruptness - the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
gradient, slope - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
gentleness, gradualness - the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
3.abruptness - the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warningabruptness - the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation - overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste"
Translations
فُجاءة، فَظَاظَة، إقْتِضَاب
úsečnost
uhøflighed
endasleppni, hranaskapur
úsečnosť

abruptness

[əˈbrʌptnɪs] N
1. (= suddenness) → lo repentino
we were taken aback by the abruptness of his departurenos sorprendió lo repentino de su marcha
we were shocked by the abruptness of his dismissalnos dejó horrorizados que lo despidieran tan de repente
2. (= brusqueness) → brusquedad f
3. (= steepness) → lo escarpado

abruptness

[əˈbrʌptnɪs] n
(= curtness) → brusquerie f
(= suddenness) [change, departure] → soudaineté f

abruptness

nabrupte Art; (of person)schroffe or brüske Art; (of descent, drop, bend)Plötzlichkeit f, → Jäheit f; (of reply)Schroffheit f

abruptness

[əˈbrʌptnɪs] n (of person) → rudezza; (of halt) → repentinità; (of slope) → ripidezza; (of style) → discontinuità

abrupt

(əˈbrapt) adjective
1. sudden; unexpected. The car came to an abrupt halt.
2. (of a person's manner of speaking etc) rude or sharp.
3. lacking in continuity.
aˈbruptly adverb
aˈbruptness noun
References in classic literature ?
The minute it was made Jo saw her mistake, but fearing to make the matter worse, suddenly remembered that it was for her to make the first move toward departure, and did so with an abruptness that left three people with half- finished sentences in their mouths.
They also spoke of the romantic nature of the road over the pass, and how in one place it had been cut through a flank of the solid rock, in such a way that the mountain overhung the tourist as he passed by; and they furthermore said that the sharp turns in the road and the abruptness of the descent would afford us a thrilling experience, for we should go down in a flying gallop and seem to be spinning around the rings of a whirlwind, like a drop of whiskey descending the spirals of a corkscrew.
The considerable slope, at nearly the foot of which the Abbey stood, gradually acquired a steeper form beyond its grounds; and at half a mile distant was a bank of considerable abruptness and grandeur, well clothed with wood; and at the bottom of this bank, favourably placed and sheltered, rose the Abbey Mill Farm, with meadows in front, and the river making a close and handsome curve around it.
Your sister," said he, with abruptness, a moment afterwards--"is out of danger.
I want the key," said Magdalen, passing from the imitation at the breakfast-table to the post-bag on the sideboard with the easy abruptness which characterized all her actions.
Chillip was so alarmed by her abruptness - as he told my mother afterwards - that it was a mercy he didn't lose his presence of mind.
said this lady, with an abruptness of manner quite my sister's.
Then suddenly it turned parallel with the edge of a steep-walled gap, which came without warning, like the ha-ha of an English park,-- turned with an unexpected abruptness.
They gradually ascended for half-a-mile, and then found themselves at the top of a considerable eminence, where the wood ceased, and the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of a valley, into which the road with some abruptness wound.
And he read that welcome postscript, which made him forget the abruptness of the letter.
a violent death on the coast of New Zealand), fascinated by the monotony, the regularity, the abruptness of the recurring cry, and so exasperated at the absurd spell, that I wished the fellow would choke himself to death with a mouthful of his own infamous wares.
He was silent again for a few moments, and then he said, with fierce abruptness, "I'll go to him--I'll bring him back--I'll make him go and look at her in her misery--he shall look at her till he can't forget it--it shall follow him night and day--as long as he lives it shall follow him--he shan't escape wi' lies this time-- I'll fetch him, I'll drag him myself.