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sud·den

sudden

 
 
pronunciation:
suh dn
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening without notice or warning; not expected.
A sudden noise frightened us.
synonyms:
abrupt, surprising
definition 2: sharp, quick or abrupt.
I made a sudden turn into the traffic.There was a sudden change in her mood.
synonyms:
abrupt, rapid, sharp
similar words:
hasty, immediate, impetuous, instant, quick, rash, swift
derivations: suddenly (adv.), suddenness (n.)