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NOUN (3)

1. an abrupt discourteous manner;
[syn: abruptness, brusqueness, curtness, gruffness, shortness]

2. the property possessed by a slope that is very steep;
[syn: abruptness, precipitousness, steepness]

3. the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning;
[syn: abruptness, precipitateness, precipitousness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddenness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abruptness \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]