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  1. suddenlyadverb

    all of a sudden, without warning


  2. suddenlyadverb

    Happening quickly and with little or no warning; in a sudden manner.

    Suddenly, the heavens opened and we all got drenched.

    without warning, all of a sudden


Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. suddenly, all of a sudden, of a suddenadverb

    happening unexpectedly

    "suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side"

    on the spur of the moment, short, of a sudden, dead, abruptly, all at once, all of a sudden

  2. abruptly, suddenly, short, deadadverb

    quickly and without warning

    "he stopped suddenly"

    shortly, curtly, on the spur of the moment, perfectly, short, absolutely, of a sudden, dead, utterly, unawares, abruptly, all of a sudden

  3. on the spur of the moment, suddenlyadverb

    on impulse; without premeditation

    "he decided to go to Chicago on the spur of the moment"; "he made up his mind suddenly"

    dead, on the spur of the moment, all of a sudden, of a sudden, short, abruptly

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. quicklyadverb

    i suddenly realised what was happening...

    Submitted by elsieportman on June 9, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. suddenlyadjective

    unexpectedly, abruptly, pop, on a sudden

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "suddenly":

    abruptly, unexpectedly, sudden, sharply, overnight, brutally

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  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Historically it has been seen that whenever Sensex holds to the same position on Monday of that of Friday then it falls suddenly very mercilessly in the last 1 hour

  2. Ning Zetao:

    There has suddenly been news recently about the Steamed Bun that has caused concern among many leaders, media, friends, family and Bun fans who have come one after another to show concern and seek proof.

  3. Libby Mills:

    You may not know how your body will respond to, say, low blood sugar, or, some people find that fasting seems like a piece of cake until around 3 o'clock, and then suddenly cravings come on and you end up eating all sorts of things you normally wouldn't.

  4. Nikki Lawson:

    We've hit the inflection point around the world where suddenly we have big scale, we wanted a big experience together, so that had the team thinking what is global and affects everyone, but what also can be local.

  5. Burt Reynolds:

    There were films offered to me that wouldn't have been offered ever before, really good directors suddenly were coming out of the woodwork and asking me to work with them. I was thrilled.

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