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SUDDENLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suddenly mean? 

SUDDENLY (adverb)
  The adverb SUDDENLY has 3 senses:

1. happening unexpectedly
2. quickly and without warning
3. on impulse; without premeditation

  Familiarity information: SUDDENLY used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUDDENLY (adverb)


Sense 1suddenly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Happening unexpectedly

Synonyms:

of a sudden; suddenly; all of a sudden

Context example:

suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side


Sense 2suddenly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quickly and without warning

Synonyms:

abruptly; dead; short; suddenly

Context example:

he stopped suddenly

Pertainym:

sudden (happening without warning or in a short space of time)


Sense 3suddenly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

On impulse; without premeditation

Synonyms:

on the spur of the moment; suddenly

Context examples:

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


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