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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abruptness, precipitateness, precipitousness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddennessnoun

    the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning


  1. suddennessnoun

    The state of being sudden.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Suddennessnoun

    State of being sudden; unexpected presence; manner of coming or happening unexpectedly.

    Etymology: from sudden.

    All in the open hall amazed stood,
    At suddeness of that unwary sight,
    And wond’red at his breathless hasty mood. Fairy Queen.

    He speedily run forward, counting his suddenness his most advantage that he might overtake the English. Edmund Spenser.

    The rage of people is like that of the sea, which once breaking bounds, overflows a country with that suddenness and violence as leaves no hopes of flying. William Temple.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suddenness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suddenness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of suddenness in a Sentence

  1. Chandrika Bahadur:

    The lockdown came at a huge economic and social cost, the suddenness of the announcement meant... the vast majority of the country was unprepared in terms of the implications on income, food, security of tenure, and safety. And in turn, both the central and state governments were unprepared for the migrant crisis.

  2. Jerrold Mundis:

    I am years gone from my family and miles away ... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns.

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