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pronunciation:
faest
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: faster, fastest
definition 1: moving or operating, or having the ability to move or operate, with speed.
a fast horse
synonyms:
quick, rapid, speedy
antonyms:
dilatory, slack, slow
similar words:
brisk, fleet, merry, snappy, swift
definition 2: done in a relatively short time.
a fast jobfast laps
synonyms:
quick, speedy
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
fleet, hasty, rapid, snappy, swift
definition 3: suited to rapid movement.
a fast route
synonyms:
express, quick, rapid
antonyms:
slow
definition 4: loyal or dedicated.
a fast friend
synonyms:
devoted, faithful, firm, staunch, steadfast, steady, true
similar words:
close, intimate, lasting, loyal, sure, tight
definition 5: secure or firmly attached.
a fast grip
synonyms:
fixed, immovable, secure, stable, stationary, tight
antonyms:
loose
similar words:
firm, immobile, inextricable, staunch, steady, taut, tenacious
definition 6: inclined to or marked by wildness; dissipated.
She lived a fast life.
synonyms:
loose, wild
similar words:
careless, dissipated, dissolute, profligate, rakehell, reckless, riotous, wanton
definition 7: in advance of the correct time.
The clock is five minutes fast.
similar words:
early
definition 8: resistant to fading.
fast color
synonyms:
colorfast
antonyms:
temporary
similar words:
permanent
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: faster, fastest
definition 1: with speed; quickly.
synonyms:
apace, at full tilt, pronto, quickly, rapidly, speedily
antonyms:
slowly
similar words:
flat-out, lickety-split, like mad, posthaste, presto, swift, swiftly
definition 2: securely; firmly.
synonyms:
firmly, securely, tightly
antonyms:
loosely
definition 3: deeply; soundly.
fast asleep
synonyms:
soundly
similar words:
deeply, flat-out, fully
definition 4: in a manner characterized by wildness; recklessly.
He lives fast.
synonyms:
recklessly
similar words:
wantonly
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