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sudden

see definition of sudden
  • adjunexpected; happening quickly
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Synonyms for sudden

adj unexpected; happening quickly
  • abrupt
  • hasty
  • immediate
  • precipitous
  • quick
  • rapid
  • swift
  • unforeseen
  • unusual
  • accelerated
  • acute
  • expeditious
  • fast
  • flash
  • fleet
  • headlong
  • hurried
  • impetuous
  • impromptu
  • impulsive
  • out of the blue
  • precipitant
  • precipitate
  • quickened
  • rash
  • rushing
  • spasmodic
  • speeded
  • subito

Antonyms for sudden

  • delayed
  • gradual
  • lazy
  • leisurely
  • slow
  • sluggish
  • expected
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to sudden

abrupt

adjective. happening suddenly and unexpectedly

acute

adjective. severe, intense

dramatic

adjective. exciting, moving

fleeting

adjective. brief, transient

haphazard

adjective. without plan or organization

hasty

adjective. speedy; without much thought
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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