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