Synonyms for sudden
- out of the blue
Antonyms for sudden
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUDDEN
Mrs. Van Geist fixed her niece with a sudden look of suspicion.
Once it was that he had felt a sudden great longing for the life of a gay city.
He seemed to make a strong effort to check some sudden impulse.
I might have paid them at the time, but it was all so unexpected and so sudden,—it rattled me, quite.
He was not naturally bad, but he had fallen a victim to sudden temptation.
Mary Reynolds' eyes were wide with surprise and sudden hope.
Such a change of views was not the sudden impulse of an hour.
A sudden memory of words that Viviette had used the day before occurred to him.
"I didn't think it would be so sudden," she said, a little wildly.
Your sudden departure needs no other explanation to the household than this telegram.
late 13c., perhaps via Anglo-French sodein, from Old French subdain "immediate, sudden," from Vulgar Latin *subitanus, variant of Latin subitaneus "sudden," from subitus "come or go up stealthily," from sub "up to" + ire "come, go." Phrase all of a sudden first attested 1680s, earlier of a sudayn (1590s), upon the soden (1550s). Sudden death, tie-breakers in sports, first recorded 1927; earlier in reference to coin tosses (1834).
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUDDEN
- all over the map
- any old way
- any which way
- on the double