Definition of Sudden

1. Adjective. Happening without warning or in a short space of time. "A sudden cure"

Also: Fast
Similar to: Abrupt, Choppy, Jerky, Emergent, Explosive, Fulminant, Sharp
Antonyms: Gradual
Derivative terms: Suddenness



Definition of Sudden

1. a. Happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy.

2. adv. Suddenly; unexpectedly.

3. n. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.

Definition of Sudden

1. Adjective. Happening quickly and with little or no warning, snell. ¹

2. Adverb. (poetic) Suddenly. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) An unexpected occurrence; a surprise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sudden

1. happening quickly and without warning [adj] : SUDDENLY [adv] / a sudden occurrence [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sudden

sudary
sudate
sudated
sudates
sudating
sudation
sudations
sudatoria
sudatories
sudatorium
sudatoriums
sudatory
sudburyite
sudd
suddain
sudden (current term)
sudden death
sudden fiction
sudden infant death syndrome
suddenly
suddenness
suddennesses
suddens
suddenties
suddenty
suddenwoven
sudder
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sudoite

Literary usage of Sudden

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1. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... formation—On the sudden appearance of groups of species —On their sudden appearance in the lowest known fossiliferous strata—Antiquity of the habitable ..."

2. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1902)
"... formation—On the sudden appearance of groups of species— On their sudden appearance in the lowest known fossiliferous strata— Antiquity of the habitable ..."

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