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synonyms for swift

  • abrupt
  • expeditious
  • hasty
  • nimble
  • quick
  • rapid
  • speedy
  • sudden
  • unexpected
  • cracking
  • express
  • fleet
  • flying
  • precipitate
  • prompt
  • ready
  • screaming
  • short
  • spanking
  • alacritous
  • barrelling
  • breakneck
  • double-quick
  • fleet-footed
  • headlong
  • hurried
  • in nothing flat
  • like crazy
  • like mad
  • on the double
  • pronto
  • shaking a leg
  • short-lived
  • snappy
  • speedball
  • supersonic
  • winged
See also synonyms for: swifter / swiftly / swiftness
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antonyms for swift

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  • delayed
  • expected
  • lazy
  • leisurely
  • slow
  • sluggish
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How to use swift in a sentence

And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Dean Swift was indeed a misanthrope by theory, however he may have made exception to private life.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Sanson's Atlas: a very large atlas by a French geographer in use in Swift's time.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The sound of the swift beating of horse-hoofs was heard from the south, and soon three men came riding up.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Long before reason found the answer, instinct—swift, merciless interpreter—told him plainly.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Orellana was very warmly received by armed swift-footed females, which originated the fanciful name Amazonia.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The swift breeze seemed to Edna to bury the sting of it into the pores of her face and hands.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The letter was the swift and desperate sequel to several days' absolutely sterile reflection.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
And we will mount upon swift ones: therefore shall they be swifter that shall pursue after you.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The Briton, holding the documents in a pudgy hand, looked at the swift-gestured director with portentous solemnity.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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