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See definition of whirlwind on Dictionary.com
  • adj.very fast
  • nounmass of rapidly rotating air

synonyms for whirlwind

  • lightning
  • quick
  • rapid
  • rash
  • short
  • swift
  • cyclonic
  • hasty
  • headlong
  • impetuous
  • impulsive
  • speedy
See also synonyms for: whirlwinds
  • dust devil
  • tornado
  • waterspout

antonyms for whirlwind

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  • slow
  • sluggish
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    How to use whirlwind in a sentence

    The holiday season is set to be a whirlwind, and there’s no time left to pivot, but Amazon is a good place to be at this time.
    DEEP DIVE: HOW TO GROW E-COMMERCE CAPABILITIES ON AMAZONPIERRE BIENAIMÉDECEMBER 15, 2020DIGIDAY
    It’s a heart-wrenching choice not to spend the holidays with your loved ones, especially after this whirlwind of a year, but unfortunately in pandemic times, the safest thing to do is stay apart.
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    Alas, I live in Los Angeles, and even if I lived in New York, now doesn’t seem like the best time to be having a whirlwind love story with someone I’ve never met.
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    To eliminate it is to court the whirlwind of governance — to accept that your opponents may win elections, to risk their agenda passing into law.
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    At our center, which comprises nothing, like the hollowness in the middle of a whirlwind, we fall back into the world.
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    They burst out of the mouth of the canyon, a smoke-wreathed whirlwind, heading for the protection of the river.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    She took one look, then struck her horse a sharp blow and, like a whirlwind, came upon the scene.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    With regard to the Whirlwind, perhaps it might correspond better to Dors picture; it has not turned out quite what I wanted.
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    Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as in a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
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    Meanwhile the leading Apaches, not now more than fifty in number, were swept along by the same whirlwind of brute instinct.
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    WORDS RELATED TO WHIRLWIND

    • at full tilt
    • dangerously fast
    • excessive
    • flat out
    • headlong
    • high-speed
    • lightning
    • precipitate
    • rapid
    • reckless
    • speedy
    • whirlwind
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