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Another word for sudden

  1. Happening quickly and without warning

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Another word for sudden


Synonym Study

  • 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