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Sudden synonyms
sŭd'n
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Falling steeply, rushing headlong, flowing swiftly, etc.
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  1. Falling steeply, rushing headlong, flowing swiftly, etc.
  2. Very sudden, unexpected, or abrupt
  3. Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation.
Unexpectedly sudden:
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  1. Unexpectedly sudden:
  2. (Geol.) Having sudden variations in composition, form, etc.
  3. (Botany) Terminating suddenly rather than gradually; truncate:
Close at hand; near:
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  1. Close at hand; near:
  2. Acting or occurring without the interposition of another agency or object; direct:
  3. Occurring at once; happening without delay:
  1. Not expected, anticipated or foreseen.
  2. Occurring without warning; unforeseen.
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  1. Not foreseen.
  2. Not expected.
  3. Not felt or realized beforehand; unexpected:
Moving or capable of moving with great speed; rapid; fast
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  1. Moving or capable of moving with great speed; rapid; fast
  2. Acting or responding quickly; prompt; ready
  3. Coming, occurring, or accomplished quickly:
  1. Improvised; without prior preparation; extemporaneous; unplanned.
  2. Spoken, performed, done, or composed with little or no preparation; extemporaneous:
  3. Without preparation or advance thought; offhand
Unexpectedly sudden:
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  1. Unexpectedly sudden:
  2. Coming, happening, or ending suddenly; sudden; unexpected
  3. (Botany) Terminating suddenly rather than gradually; truncate:
Done or acting in a hurry; rushed or rushing; hasty
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  1. Done or acting in a hurry; rushed or rushing; hasty
  2. Required to move or act more rapidly; rushed.
  3. Moving or acting rapidly.
Rushing or falling headlong.
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  1. Rushing or falling headlong.
  2. Acting with or marked by impulsiveness in thought or action; rash.
  3. Precipitate
Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation.
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  1. Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation.
  2. Moving rapidly and heedlessly; speeding headlong.
  3. Falling steeply, rushing headlong, flowing swiftly, etc.

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
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