Part of speech:
Coming, occurring, or accomplished quickly:
Occurring without warning; unforeseen.
Required to move or act more rapidly; rushed.
Atmospheric or meteorological
Abrupt is when someone is short or curt in their manner or actions.
Occurring at once; happening without delay:
Firm in loyalty:
Acting with too much speed or haste; hurried:
About to occur; impending:
Produced by or resulting from a sudden impulse
The definition of instant is something that is urgent or happens immediately.
Rapid is defined as something that is fast or quick or that happens in a short time.
Resulting from or acting with ill-considered haste or boldness.
The definition of surprising is amazing or causing shock.
Any unconvincing character or event brought artificially into the plot of a story or drama to settle an involved situation
The definition of precipitate is something that happens suddenly, falls steeply or acts quickly.
Spoken, performed, done, or composed with little or no preparation; extemporaneous:
Moving with uncontrolled speed and force
Without delay; quick; prompt
A reversal in direction; reversal of attitude or opinion.
An inclination to change one's mind impulsively:
A violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about a fundamental change.
A sudden vehement utterance; exclamation
Epiphany means when a god appears to someone.
The act of exclaiming; sudden, vehement utterance; outcry
Something interjected, as a word or phrase
A sudden sharp bodily pain:
(Proper) The last book of the New Testament, ascribed to John (in full The Revelation of Saint John the Divine); Apocalypse
A complete reversal of opinion, attitude, etc.
Any unexpected acquisition, gain, or stroke of good luck; specif., a gain of unexpected profit or earnings
To bring suddenly into prominence:
The definition of gradual is something that changes or progresses slowly or over time.
Allowing movement or action only at a low speed:
Acting with or marked by impulsiveness in thought or action; rash.
A sudden change of fortune or reversal of circumstances, as in a drama
- Impetuous implies vehement impulsiveness or extreme eagerness an impetuous suitor
- Abrupt implies an unexpected break coming without warning, often unceremoniously taken aback by his abrupt departure and it may suggest a curtness of speech an abrupt dismissal
- Precipitate adds the implication of rashness or lack of due deliberation a precipitate decision
- Sudden implies extreme quickness or hastiness and, usually, unexpectedness a sudden outburst of temper
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