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sud·den

 (sŭd′n)
adj.
1. Happening without warning; unforeseen: a sudden storm.
2. Happening or done without delay; hasty or immediate: a sudden decision.
3. Characterized by sharp change in elevation; precipitous: a sudden drop in the ocean floor.
Idiom:
all of a sudden
Very quickly and unexpectedly; suddenly.

[Middle English sodain, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *subitānus, from Latin subitāneus, from subitus, from past participle of subīre, to approach stealthily : sub-, secretly; see sub- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

sud′den·ly adv.
sud′den·ness n.
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suddenly

(ˈsʌdənlɪ)
adv
quickly and without warning; unexpectedly
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suddenly

  • squall - A violent wind that comes in suddenly, but does not last long, and is often accompanied by rain or snow.
  • amaze, surprise - Amaze once meant "alarm, terrify," but now means "astonish"; surprise means "meet with suddenly or without warning."
  • intersilient - Describing something suddenly emerging in the midst of something.
  • subitary - "Suddenly or hastily done or made."
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.suddenly - happening unexpectedlysuddenly - happening unexpectedly; "suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side"
2.suddenly - quickly and without warningsuddenly - quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
3.suddenly - on impulse; without premeditation; "he decided to go to Chicago on the spur of the moment"; "he made up his mind suddenly"
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suddenly

adverb abruptly, all of a sudden, all at once, unexpectedly, straight away, out of the blue (informal), without warning, in an instant, without notice, on the spur of the moment, like a shot Suddenly, she looked ten years older.
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suddenly

adverb
Without any warning:
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Translations
فَجْأةًفَجأةً
внезапноненадейно
náhle
pludseligpludseligt
subite
äkki
äkkiäyhtäkkiä
odjednom
hirtelen
skyndilegabrátt
突然に
갑자기
repente
staiga
naenkratnenadoma
plötsligt
อย่างกะทันหัน
اچانک
đột ngộtmột cách bất ngờthình lình

suddenly

[ˈsʌdnlɪ] ADV
1. (= all at once) → de repente, de pronto
I suddenly felt faintde repente or de pronto sentí que me mareaba
he resigned suddenly in Junede repente en junio dimitió
suddenly, the door openedde repente or de pronto se abrió la puerta
2. (= abruptly) [cease, die] → repentinamente, de repente; [move] → bruscamente
the rain stopped as suddenly as it had begunla lluvia paró tan repentinamente or de repente como había empezado
the taxi stopped suddenly in front of the hotelel taxi paró bruscamente delante del hotel
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suddenly

[ˈsʌdənli] advsoudain, soudainement
He sat down suddenly → Il s'assit soudain., Il s'assit soudainement.
Suddenly, the door opened → Soudain, la porte s'est ouverte.
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suddenly

advplötzlich, auf einmal; move alsojäh, abrupt; he had died suddenly of a heart attacker war ganz plötzlich an einem Herzanfall gestorben
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suddenly

[ˈsʌdnlɪ] advimprovvisamente, all'improvviso
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sudden

(ˈsadn) adjective
happening etc quickly and unexpectedly. a sudden attack; His decision to get married is rather sudden!; a sudden bend in the road.
ˈsuddenness noun
ˈsuddenly adverb
He suddenly woke up; Suddenly she realized that the stranger had a gun.
all of a sudden
suddenly or unexpectedly. All of a sudden the lights went out.
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suddenly

فَجْأةً náhle pludselig plötzlich ξαφνικά de repente yhtäkkiä soudainement odjednom improvvisamente 突然に 갑자기 plotseling plutselig nagle repentinamente вдруг plötsligt อย่างกะทันหัน aniden một cách bất ngờ 突然
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suddenly

adv de repente; Did it happen suddenly?..¿Ocurrió de repente?
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