What is the opposite of gradual?

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Adjective
Opposite of taking place or progressing slowly or by degrees
Adjective
(of a slope) Opposite of not steep or abrupt
Adjective
Opposite of not perceptible, not detectable, too small in magnitude to be observed
Adjective
Opposite of lasting or taking a long time
“The intermission was brief, and the action picked up where it left off.”
Adjective
Opposite of developing in a gradual or natural fashion
“The musical piece was erratic, and frankly, rather jarring on the ears.”
Adjective
Opposite of cautious and patient
Adjective
Opposite of imperceptible
Adjective
Opposite of moving, acting, or taking place without haste or urgency
Adjective
Opposite of bit by bit
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