Part of speech:
The definition of sudden is not expected, or happening without warning.
Lacking polish or finesse:
The definition of steep is having an almost vertical incline.
Very sudden, unexpected, or abrupt
Perpendicular or extremely steep, as the face of a cliff
(Music) Raised in pitch by a semitone.
Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc.
Rugged and uneven:
Of uneven rate, occurrence, or duration:
Marked by irregular projections and indentations on the edge or surface:
Exactly upright; vertical; straight up or down
Said of things, usually landscape
Said of things, usually landscape
Done or made with haste; quick; hurried
Required to move or act more rapidly; rushed.
1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
The definition of unexpected is something that was not planned or anticipated.
Moving with uncontrolled speed and force
Having the form of a zigzag
Topographically rough; uneven:
Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious:
Marked by deterioration or worsening performance; worse:
That falls or fall.
Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
Less formal and ceremonious than is usual or expected; informal; familiar
Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive:
Effected by action of the voters, rather than through elected representatives or delegates:
Said of people or acts of people
Exhibiting no courtesy; rude.
Occurring in pieces; fragmentary.
Having a low heel or no heel:
Occupying or restricted to the same level in a hierarchy:
The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.
In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
Condescendingly courteous; indulgent:
Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
Firm in loyalty:
Not polite; discourteous.
The definition of instantaneous is something that happens right away.
The definition of staccato is where each sound is short and distinct from the other sounds.
Acting or responding quickly; prompt; ready
Characterized by extreme emotion, especially anger:
Curtness or bluntness of manner.
A journey undertaken by a group of people with a definite objective:
The act of hurrying; quickness of motion; rapidity
A being precipitate; great haste; rashness
The definition of gradual is something that changes or progresses slowly or over time.
Acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried.
happening suddenly and unexpectedly
The definition of expansive is taking up or covering a wide area or space, or open and inclusive.
The definition of calm is someone or something who is peaceful and free from stress or worries.
Using only a few words; laconic
Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
Having a rough and frank but affable manner
- Sheer applies to that which is perpendicular, or almost so, and unbroken throughout its length cliffs falling sheer to the sea, a sheer drop from the sixth floor See also syn. study at sudden.
- Precipitous suggests the sudden and headlong drop of a precipice a precipitous height
- Steep suggests such sharpness of rise or slope as to make ascent or descent very difficult a steep hill
- Abrupt implies a sharp degree of inclination in a surface breaking off suddenly from the level an abrupt bank at the river's edge
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