What is the opposite of gradually?

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Adverb
Opposite of by degrees, in a gradual manner
“Seaward of the road, the grassy slopes end abruptly in rugged cliffs pounded by waves.”
Adverb
Opposite of at a slow pace
“As the soldiers leaped from the boats, Rhia watched them move quickly up the beach, taking up positions and sending advance scouts.”
Adverb
Opposite of in a cautious manner
“Lewis moves haphazardly, turning here and there, unsure of where to go.”
Adverb
Opposite of increasing in amount or intensity
Adverb
Opposite of step by step
“The rain kept falling, streams rushingly pouring down the base of the steep hills forming into a lake.”
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