abruptness

  • 1Abruptness — Ab*rupt ness, n. 1. The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness. [1913 Webster] 2. Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as, abruptness of style or manner. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2abruptness — index disrespect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3abruptness — noun a) The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness. b) Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as, abruptness of style or manner …

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  • 4abruptness — abrupt ► ADJECTIVE 1) sudden and unexpected. 2) brief to the point of rudeness; curt. 3) steep. DERIVATIVES abruptly adverb abruptness noun. ORIGIN Latin abruptus broken off, steep , from rumpere break …

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  • 5abruptness — noun see abrupt …

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  • 6abruptness — See abruptly. * * * …

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  • 7abruptness — ab rupt·ness || nɪs n. suddenness, hastiness; lack of continuity; brusqueness, rudeness …

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  • 8abruptness — abrupt·ness …

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  • 9abruptness — See: abrupt …

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  • 10abruptness — noun 1. an abrupt discourteous manner (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑brusqueness, ↑curtness, ↑gruffness, ↑shortness • Derivationally related forms: ↑short (for: ↑ …

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  • 11precipitousness — noun 1. the property possessed by a slope that is very steep • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑steepness • Ant: ↑gradualness (for: ↑abruptness) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 12steepness — noun the property possessed by a slope that is very steep • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑precipitousness • Ant: ↑gradualness (for: ↑abruptness) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 13Knight Orders (David Eddings) — The Church Knights are a fictional military organization in The Elenium and The Tamuli . The Knights are divided into four orders, created to protect the Elene Church. All the Militant Orders are trained in the Secrets of Styricum, allowing them… …

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  • 14animal communication — Transmission of information from one animal to another by means of sound, visible sign or behaviour, taste or odour, electrical impulse, touch, or a combination of these. Most animal communication uses sound (e.g., birds calling, crickets… …

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  • 15abrupt — [[t]əbrʌ̱pt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED An abrupt change or action is very sudden, often in a way which is unpleasant. Rosie s idyllic world came to an abrupt end when her parents marriage broke up... The recession brought an abrupt halt to this happiness …

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  • 16brusqueness — noun an abrupt discourteous manner • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑curtness, ↑gruffness, ↑shortness • Derivationally related forms: ↑short (for: ↑shortness), ↑gr …

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  • 17curtness — noun an abrupt discourteous manner (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑brusqueness, ↑gruffness, ↑shortness • Derivationally related forms: ↑short (for: ↑ …

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  • 18gruffness — noun 1. a throaty harshness • Syn: ↑hoarseness, ↑huskiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑husky (for: ↑huskiness), ↑hoarse (for: ↑ …

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  • 19precipitance — noun the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑precipitateness, ↑precipitousness, ↑precipitancy, ↑suddenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sudden (for …

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  • 20precipitancy — noun the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning • Syn: ↑abruptness, ↑precipitateness, ↑precipitousness, ↑precipitance, ↑suddenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sudden (for …

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