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Suddenness definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUD'DENNESS, n. State of being sudden; a coming or happening without previous notice. The suddenness of the event precluded preparation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning [syn: abruptness, precipitateness, precipitousness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddenness]

Merriam Webster's

noun see sudden I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sudden Sud"den, a. [OE. sodian, sodein, OF. sodain, sudain, F. soudain, L. subitaneus, fr. subitus sudden, that has come unexpectedly, p. p. of subire to come on, to steal upon; sub under, secretly + ire to go. See Issue, and cf. Subitaneous.] 1. Happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy. ``O sudden wo!'' --Chaucer. ``For fear of sudden death.'' --Shak. Sudden fear troubleth thee. --Job xxii. 10. 2. Hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid. Never was such a sudden scholar made. --Shak. The apples of Asphaltis, appearing goodly to the sudden eye. --Milton. 3. Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate. [Obs.] --Shak. Syn: Unexpected; unusual; abrupt; unlooked-for. -- Sud"den*ly, adv. -- Sud"den*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see sudden

Moby Thesaurus

abruptness, alacrity, expeditiousness, feverishness, furiousness, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, impatience, impetuosity, impetuousness, impulsiveness, inexpectation, overhastiness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitation, precipitatousness, precipitousness, promptness, quickness, rashness, recklessness, speed, swiftness, unanticipation, unexpectedness



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