Synonyms for abruptness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-bruhpt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbrʌpt

Top 10 synonyms for abruptness Other synonyms for the word abruptness

Définition of abruptness

Origin :
  • 1580s, from Latin abruptus "broken off, precipitous, disconnected," past participle of abrumpere "break off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + rumpere "break" (see rupture (n.)). Related: Abruptly; abruptness.
  • As in slope : noun slant, tilt
  • As in surprise : noun something amazing; state of amazement
Example sentences :
  • With an abruptness that almost awakened her, he carried her in to his wife.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • The abruptness of the action did not create any emotion in him—his thoughts were absent.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Noting she looked hurt at his abruptness, he kissed her quickly.
  • Extract from : « The End of Time » by Wallace West
  • He admitted the impeachment in the midst of his astonishment with an abruptness equal to her own.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Woman » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • He stopped in the middle of the room with an abruptness which portended something.
  • Extract from : « The Lure of the Mask » by Harold MacGrath
  • Was there another meaning in Saradine's blend of brilliancy and abruptness?
  • Extract from : « The Innocence of Father Brown » by G. K. Chesterton
  • Indeed the transitions are generally marked by their abruptness.
  • Extract from : « The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria » by Morris Jastrow
  • "I was thinking of Cousin Jack," she said, a little startled at his abruptness.
  • Extract from : « Trent's Trust and Other Stories » by Bret Harte
  • The abruptness of the question was quite disconcerting to Kathleen.
  • Extract from : « Grey Town » by Gerald Baldwin
  • The abruptness of the question caused the stranger to smile.
  • Extract from : « Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter » by Lawrence L. Lynch

Antonyms for abruptness

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