Share this entry

Share this page

sudden

Synonyms of sudden in English:

adjective

  • a sudden downpour took us by surprise
    unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated, unlooked-for, without warning, without notice, not bargained for;
    immediate, instantaneous, instant, precipitous, precipitate, abrupt, rapid, swift, lightning, quick, hurried, sharp, without delay
    [Antonyms] gradual
  • Phrases

    all of a sudden

    1
    when you win awards, all of a sudden magazines will call and want your opinion See suddenly

    Definition of sudden in:

    Share this entry

    Share this page

     

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day emulous
    Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
    adjective
    seeking to emulate someone or something