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What is the opposite of abrupt?

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Opposite of rather rude in speech or manner
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Opposite of sudden and unexpected in nature
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Opposite of not flowing smoothly, especially of speech or writing
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Opposite of so steep as to be almost vertical
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Opposite of rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
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Opposite of acting or done quickly and without thought or care
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Opposite of done quickly or rashly without thought
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Opposite of dangerously high or steep
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Opposite of unfriendly and bad-tempered in nature
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Opposite of so steep as to be almost vertical
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Opposite of done quickly without deliberation
“Ari made a deliberate decision to get Vincent the leading role in Aquaman.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or done before the usual or expected time
“She was a late bloomer as she experienced a major growth spurt in the latter years of her university life.”
Adjective
Opposite of haughty or arrogant, especially in one's disregard for something
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a tendency to be quickly irritated or provoked
“Her first day was filled with jeering and taunts but she remained patient with them.”
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Opposite of done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice
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Opposite of blunt and plain-spoken in one's manner of speaking or behavior
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Opposite of lasting for a very short time
“She left such a lasting impression at her workplace that her colleagues were reduced to tears when they discovered she was leaving.”
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Opposite of plain or blunt in speech or expression
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Opposite of easily excited or aroused
“Expert nurses commonly talk about how projecting a calm demeanor helps to settle others down.”
Adjective
(law) Opposite of performed speedily and without formal ceremony
“Dismantling such structures has proved difficult, and the process of economic reform has often been tentative, dilatory, and slow.”
Adjective
Opposite of speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, or boldly
“Aware of the potential for ridicule, or for having their sanity questioned, protesters, are naturally reticent about discussing these experiences.”
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Opposite of brief, concise, and to the point
Adjective
Opposite of unaware or intentionally inconsiderate of someone else's feelings
“Is she usually thoughtful and considerate of you, or does she have a track record of thinking only of herself?”
Adjective
Opposite of small in distance or duration
“The experts have been predicting a market crash for a long while now.”
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