sudden
[ˈsʌd(ə)n]
ADJECTIVE
  1. occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning.
    "a sudden bright flash"
    synonyms:
    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:
ADVERB
literary
informal
  1. suddenly.
    "sudden there swooped an eagle downward"
    synonyms:
    immediately · instantaneously · instantly · in an instant · straight away ·
    all of a sudden · at once · all at once · promptly · abruptly · in a trice · swiftly · unexpectedly · without warning · without notice · on the spur of the moment · straight off · out of the blue · in a flash · like a shot · before you can say Jack Robinson · before you can say knife · in two shakes (of a lamb's tail)
    antonyms:
ORIGIN
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French sudein, from an alteration of Latin subitaneus, from subitus ‘sudden’.
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his passion for seventeenth-century literature had led the former atheist to a sudden conversion.
a sudden splendour counterchanged the level lake with diamond-plots of dark and bright.
the police's attempt to dictate public policy led to a sudden evaporation of support.
he remembered with sudden guilt the letter from his mother that he had not yet read.
all of a sudden you've got 50 friends online who need to stay connected.
the sudden rise in unemployment is unparalleled in the post-war period.
if his sudden death was not accidental, it must have been purposeful.
sensational popular fiction, replete with adultery and sudden death.
do not make sudden swerves, particularly around parked vehicles.
a sudden death play-off was required to settle the tournament.
my preggo sister had a sudden intense craving for ketchup.
anaerobic exercise requires short sudden bursts of energy.
I had a sudden image of Sal bringing me breakfast in bed.
her light tone was at variance with her sudden trembling.
farmers must guard against sudden changes in the market.
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Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (ADJECTIVE)skielike
Arabic (ADJECTIVE)المفاجئ, مفاجئ, فجأة, فجائية
Bangla হঠাৎ
Bosnian (Latin) iznenadna
Bulgarian (ADJECTIVE)внезапна, изведнъж, резки, рязка
Cantonese (Traditional) 突然
Catalan (ADJECTIVE)sobtada, sobte, bruscos
Chinese Simplified 突然
Chinese Traditional 突然
Croatian (ADJECTIVE)nagli, iznenada, odjednom, nenadan
Czech (ADJECTIVE)náhlé, najednou, nenadálým, prudké
Danish (ADJECTIVE)pludselig
Dutch (ADJECTIVE)plotselinge, opeens, onverwachte
Estonian (ADJECTIVE)äkiline, ootamatu, järsk, äkki
Fijian vakasauri
Filipino biglaang
Finnish (ADJECTIVE)äkillinen, yhtäkkiä, äkkinäisiä, odottamaton, yllättäen
French (ADJECTIVE)soudaine, subite, coup, brusque, brutale
German (ADJECTIVE)plötzliche, abrupte
Greek (ADJECTIVE)ξαφνική, αιφνίδια, απότομη
Haitian Creole sanzatann
Hebrew (ADJECTIVE)פתאומי, הפתאומית, לפתע, פתאום
Hindi (ADJECTIVE)अचानक
Hmong Daw caus
Hungarian (ADJECTIVE)hirtelen, váratlan
Icelandic (ADJECTIVE)skyndilega, einu
Indonesian (ADJECTIVE)mendadak
Italian (ADJECTIVE)improvviso, tratto, repentino, bruschi
Japanese (ADJECTIVE)突然, 急激, 急
Kiswahili (ADJECTIVE)ghafla
Klingon jImoDHa'taHvIS net
Korean (ADJECTIVE)갑자기, 급격, 급
Latvian (ADJECTIVE)pēkšņi, negaidīts, piepeši
Lithuanian (ADJECTIVE)staiga, netikėtai
Malagasy tampoka
Malay (Latin) (ADJECTIVE)tiba
Maltese (ADJECTIVE)f'daqqa
Norwegian Bokmål plutselig
Persian (ADJECTIVE)ناگهانی
Polish (ADJECTIVE)nagłe, nagły, nagła, nagle, gwałtowne
Portuguese (ADJECTIVE)repente, súbita, brusca
Querétaro Otomi repentina
Romanian (ADJECTIVE)bruscă, subită, bruşte, dată
Russian (ADJECTIVE)внезапной, резких, неожиданно, вдруг
Samoan faafuasei
Serbian (Cyrillic) Изненадна
Serbian (Latin) Iznenadna
Slovak (ADJECTIVE)náhle, naraz, zrazu, prudký
Slovenian (ADJECTIVE)nenadno, naenkrat
Spanish (ADJECTIVE)repentino, súbita, bruscos, pronto
Swedish (ADJECTIVE)plötslig
Tahitian taue
Tamil திடீரென்று
Telugu ఒక్కసారిగా
Thai อย่างฉับพลัน
Tongan fakafokifa
Turkish (ADJECTIVE)ani, aniden, anda, Birden
Ukrainian (ADJECTIVE)раптова, різких, несподівано, різке, різкі
Urdu (ADJECTIVE)اچانک
Vietnamese (ADJECTIVE)đột ngột, bất ngờ, đột
Welsh (ADJECTIVE)sydyn, disymwth, annisgwyl
Yucatec Maya repentina
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