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quick

quick

 
pronunciation:
kwIk
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: quicker, quickest
definition 1: happening very soon.
I received a quick reply to my letter.
synonyms:
immediate, prompt
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
brief, sharp, sudden
definition 2: moving or acting with speed; fast.
The boss likes her because she's a quick worker.
synonyms:
fast, rapid
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
clever
definition 3: achieved within a short time, or allowing something to be achieved within a short time.
We went out for a quick dinner.Taking the subway is quicker than taking the bus.
synonyms:
rapid
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
prompt, sharp
definition 4: thinking, understanding, or learning in little time.
She is a good student because she is quick and she works hard.
synonyms:
alert, bright, clever
similar words:
able, active, prompt, smart
derivation: quickness (n.)
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  • quickly:
    in a quick way; quick.
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