Definition of abruptness:
- conciseness (part of speech: noun)
- impulsiveness (part of speech: noun)
severity (part of speech: noun)
- haste (part of speech: noun)
" Pardon his abruptness, Lily; he too loves; he too is impatient to find a betrothed," said the artist gayly: " but now he knows my dearest secret, I think I have a right to know his; and I will try."- "Kenelm Chillingly, Book 8.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
Miss Octavia and the architect were conversing earnestly when I reached the library; and from the abruptness with which they ceased on my entrance I imagined that I had been the subject of their talk.- "The Siege of the Seven Suitors", Meredith Nicholson.