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Noun: abruptness  u'brúpt-nus
  1. An abrupt discourteous manner
    "his antagonistic abruptness";
    - brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortness
     
  2. The property possessed by a slope that is very steep
    - precipitousness, steepness
     
  3. The quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
    - precipitateness, precipitousness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddenness

Type of: discourtesy, gradient, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation, rudeness, slope

Antonym: gradualness