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.
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.
Occurring at once; happening without delay:
Spoken, performed, done, or composed with little or no preparation; extemporaneous:
Firm in loyalty:
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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