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
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(of a style of speech or writing) Opposite of not flowing smoothly
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Opposite of rudely abrupt and unfriendly in nature
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Opposite of happening within an imperceptibly brief period of time
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Opposite of occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning
“Any changes of destination are notified ahead by telephone or radio so that arrival is anticipated.”
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Opposite of dangerously high or steep
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Opposite of so steep as to be almost vertical
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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.”
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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 happening quickly or promptly
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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 insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way
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Opposite of blunt and plain-spoken in one's manner of speaking or behavior
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Opposite of bolt upright
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Opposite of showing haughty disregard
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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 easily excited or aroused
“Expert nurses commonly talk about how projecting a calm demeanor helps to settle others down.”
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(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.”
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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 small in distance or duration
“The experts have been predicting a market crash for a long while now.”
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Opposite of frank, honest or blunt in manner
“Avery said it in an indirect way to let Aira know she knew Aira was completely smitten.”
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