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ˈsʌd nsud·den

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  1. suddennoun

    unsudden, gradual

  2. suddenadjective

    Happening quickly and with little or no warning, snell.

    The sudden drop in temperature left everyone cold and confused.

    gradual, unsudden

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sudden

    unanticipated, hasty, rash, quick, unexpected, abrupt

    gradual, expected, transitional, slow, premonished, anticipated

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suddenadjective

    happening without warning or in a short space of time

    "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"

    gradatory, graduated, piecemeal, stepwise, gradational, gradual, bit-by-bit, in small stages, step-by-step

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suddenadjective

    unexpected, abrupt, unforeseen, unanticipated, unlooked for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suddenadjective

    unexpected, abrupt, unlocked for

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  1. Josh Groban:

    Joni Mitchell all of a sudden had a deeper resonance in what it means to have hope in these walls around us right now.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Unlike those big windmills that destroy everybody's property values, kill all the birds, one day, the environmentalists are going to tell us what's going on with that. And then all of a sudden, it stops. The wind and the televisions go off. And your wives and husbands say :' Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped blowing and I can't watch. There's no electricity in the house, darling.'.

  3. Bill Shine:

    So back when Bush was still in office, they bring over this, this pharmaceutical company, it's not a pharmaceutical, it's a vaccination company, Novaris (sic), but they make drugs also. So they are here in the United States and their goal, their number one reason for existing here is to make a flu vaccination. And then all of a sudden we have this big pandemic. It almost sounds like it's a setup.

  4. Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta:

    One time, I was visiting with him in his dacha outside of Moscow, and he was going on and on, you know, just listing all of the problems that he thinks are caused by the United States, ... I said, ‘You know, Mr. Prime Minister, we actually have some things in common. We both want to protect wildlife, and I know how committed you are to protecting the tiger.’ I mean, all of a sudden, he sat up straight and his eyes got big and he goes, ‘You care about the tiger?’.

  5. Joe Biden:

    By the way, that doesn't mean it'll stay that way, you can go back and look : When Barack( Obama) clobbered me in the campaign, you know, I had more black support in South Carolina than anybody, including him. I got blown out in Iowa and all of a sudden everything changed. Same thing could happen.

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