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quick

[ kwik ]SEE DEFINITION OF quick
  • adj.fast, speedy
  • adj.smart

Synonyms for quick

  • abrupt
  • active
  • agile
  • brief
  • brisk
  • cursory
  • energetic
  • expeditious
  • hasty
  • hurried
  • immediate
  • instantaneous
  • keen
  • nimble
  • rapid
  • sudden
  • swift
  • alert
  • express
  • fleet
  • flying
  • going
  • prompt
  • ASAP
  • a move on
  • accelerated
  • animated
  • breakneck
  • curt
  • double time
  • expeditive
  • harefooted
  • headlong
  • impatient
  • impetuous
  • lively
  • mercurial
  • move it
  • on the double
  • perfunctory
  • posthaste
  • pronto
  • snappy
  • spirited
  • sprightly
  • spry
  • the lead out
  • winged
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Antonyms for quick

  • clumsy
  • delayed
  • idle
  • inactive
  • later
  • lazy
  • leisurely
  • slow
  • sluggish
  • unhurried
  • ignorant
  • stupid
  • uneducated
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUICK

Hipparete blushed, and with a quick and nervous motion touched her cithara.

Suddenly Eucoline touched my arm with a quick and timid motion.

Obeying a quick impulse, Percival stepped to the curb as she came opposite to him.

He took two quick steps forward and grasped one of her wrists.

"Don't come this way," she called back, in quick, low tones of caution.

He's not so large or tall, but quick and springy, and muscled like a panther.

"That's right," said Billy Brue, with the quick sympathy of the experienced.

But how wonderful and quick my touch has got, and how kind is heaven there, sir!

The action is as quick as thought, and thought is as quick as lightning.

She had some things to trouble her, but none of them had touched the quick of her being.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cwic "living, alive, animate," and figuratively, of mental qualities, "rapid, ready," from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian quik, Old Norse kvikr "living, alive," Dutch kwik "lively, bright, sprightly," Old High German quec "lively," German keck "bold"), from PIE root *gweie- "to live" (see bio-). Sense of "lively, swift" developed by late 12c., on notion of "full of life."

Of persons, "mentally active," from late 15c. Also in Middle English used of soft soils, gravel pits, etc. where the ground is shifting and yielding (mid-14c., cf. quicksand). As an adverb from c.1300. To be quick about something is from 1937. Quick buck is from 1946, American English. Quick-change artist (1886) originally was an actor expert in playing different roles in the same performance of a show. Quick-witted is from 1520s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUICK

abrupt

adjectivehappening suddenly and unexpectedly
  • hasty
  • hurried
  • jerky
  • precipitate
  • precipitous
  • quick
  • rushing
  • sudden
  • surprising
  • unanticipated
  • unceremonious
  • unexpected
  • unforeseen

adept

adjectivevery able
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