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sudden

sud·den

sudden

 
 
pronunciation:
suh dn
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: occurring without notice or warning; unforeseen.
The sudden clap of thunder frightened us all.
synonyms:
abrupt, surprising, unexpected, unforeseen, unlooked-for
similar words:
precipitate, precipitous, unannounced
definition 2: sharp, abrupt, or rapid.
The car made a sudden stop, and I nearly hit it from behind.Her sudden transformation was the talk of the office.Their decision to marry was sudden and surprised both their families.
synonyms:
abrupt, precipitate, rapid, sharp
similar words:
hasty, immediate, impetuous, instant, precipitous, quick, rash, snappy, swift
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derivations: suddenly (adv.), suddenness (n.)