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Definition of "abruptness" []

  • The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness. (noun)
  • Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "abruptness" in a sentence
  • "No sooner did they feel quite convinced that he was indifferent about his practice than they at once appreciated his services; what had been called abruptness now became truth and sincerity He was declared to be like Dr. Abernethy -- wonderfully clever, though slightly brusque in manner."
  • "The U.S. S.ate Department Monday expressed surprise at the -- quote -- "abruptness" and said other countries face their own decisions on whether to stay or go."
  • "If he roused himself from his brooding and began to talk, he always spoke with a kind of abruptness and never of what he really wanted to say."