abruptness


abruptness
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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