✅ Intelligent is the best word to describe someone who has good reasoning and understanding abilities and who has a sharp mind (an intelligent reader).
✅ Intelligent is used in a general way to encompass a whole range of traits, whereas quick focuses specifically on how easily and rapidly someone can understand things or make connections (She was an intelligent leader; She had a quick mind).
✅ Intelligent doesn’t necessarily mean that someone has had a lot of schooling, although it’s often used that way, while quick simply means mentally agile.
Show off your intelligence with these synonyms for quick.
✅ Flexible is the best word to describe something that bends easily without breaking (a flexible wire).
✅ Pliant is the best word to describe something that yields easily, or bends with very little pressure (pliant bread dough; pliant tree branch).
✅ Flexible and pliant can also refer to someone or something that is adaptable (Their plans were flexible; She has a pliant character).
✅ However, pliant is often used to mean compliant and easily influenced, especially in a derogatory way (He’s very pliant—he’ll go along with anything).
Increase the flexibility of your vocabulary with these synonyms for pliant.
✅ Perseverance is the perfect word to refer to persistence in spite of difficulties and setbacks (Her perseverance was a factor in her success).
✅ Tenacity is the perfect word to refer to holding onto or working toward something—literally or figuratively—in a steadfast and dogged way (He pursued the burglary case with tenacity).
✅ Both perseverance and tenacity suggest doggedness, determination, and strength in the face of failure (It takes a lot of tenacity to achieve your goals; Their perseverance was their most notable trait).
✅ However, perseverance centers the idea of overcoming difficulty and setbacks, whereas tenacity centers the idea of holding on or continuing (Tenacity helped her through the difficult climb; It took perseverance to get her concerns heard).
Demonstrate your tenacity with these synonyms.