abruptness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abrupt +‎ -ness

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbɹʌp.nəs/, /əˈbɹʌpt.nəs/

Noun[edit]

abruptness (plural abruptnesses)

  1. The state of being abrupt or broken; craggedness; ruggedness; steepness. [First attested in the early 17th century.][1]
  2. Suddenness; unceremonious haste or vehemence; as, abruptness of style or manner. [First attested in the early 17th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8