Sudden vs Hurry - What's the difference?

sudden | hurry |


As nouns the difference between sudden and hurry

is that sudden is (obsolete) an unexpected occurrence; a surprise while hurry is rushed action.

As an adjective sudden

is happening quickly and with little or no warning.

As an adverb sudden

is (poetic) suddenly.

As a verb hurry is

(label) to do things quickly.

sudden

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Happening quickly and with little or no warning.
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  • (obsolete) Hastily prepared or employed; quick; rapid.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Never was such a sudden scholar made.
  • * Milton
  • the apples of Asphaltis, appearing goodly to the sudden eye
  • (obsolete) Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I have no joy of this contract to-night: It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden

    Antonyms

    * gradual * unsudden

    Derived terms

    * all of a sudden * sudden death * suddenly * suddenness * suddenwoven

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (poetic) Suddenly.
  • * Milton
  • Herbs of every leaf that sudden flowered.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.
  • Derived terms

    * all of a sudden * all of the sudden * of a sudden

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    hurry

    English

    Noun

  • Rushed action.
  • * '>citation
  • Urgency.
  • (sports) In American football, an incidence of a defensive player forcing the quarterback to act faster than the quarterback was prepared to, resulting in a failed offensive play.
  • Derived terms

    * in a hurry

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • (label) To do things quickly.
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  • *:There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy.Stewards, carrying cabin trunks, swarm in the corridors. Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry , with futile energy, from place to place.
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  • (label) Often with (up), to speed up the rate of doing something.
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  • (label) To cause to be done quickly.
  • (label) To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
  • *(Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • *:Impetuous lust hurries him on.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:They hurried him aboard a bark.
  • (label) To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:And wild amazement hurries up and down / The little number of your doubtful friends.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    See also

    * haste * hurry up * di di mau 1000 English basic words