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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
  • hasty
  • hurried
  • jerky
  • precipitate
  • precipitous
  • quick
  • rushing
  • sudden
  • surprising
  • unanticipated
  • unceremonious
  • unexpected
  • unforeseen

hasty

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