1. [ noun ] an abrupt discourteous manner
Synonyms: curtness shortness gruffness brusqueness
Related terms: discourtesy
2. [ noun ] the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
Synonyms: steepness precipitousness
Related terms: gradualness gradient
3. [ noun ] the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
Synonyms: suddenness precipitance precipitancy precipitateness
Related terms: haste
Similar spelling:   abruption