sudden ADJECTIVE occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly.
(all) of a sudden — Cf. ↑of a sudden
DERIVATIVES suddenness noun.
ORIGIN Old French sudein, from Latin subitus.

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  • suddenness — sud·den·ness || sÊŒdnɪs n. unexpectedness; abruptness …   English contemporary dictionary

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