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quick

quick

 
pronunciation:
kwIk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: quicker, quickest
definition 1: happening or brought about within a short time; immediate.
I got a quick answer to my letter.The prisoner was lucky to be getting a quick trial.The jurors were of similar minds, and the verdict was quick.This is a serious matter, so don't make any quick decisions.
synonyms:
fast, immediate, instant, prompt, rapid
antonyms:
slow, tardy
similar words:
abrupt, brief, expeditious, fleeting, hasty, momentary, precipitate, sharp, snappy, sudden, swift, transient
definition 2: moving or acting with speed; rapid.
He's a very quick talker, and sometimes I have trouble catching what he's saying.
synonyms:
fast, rapid, speedy, swift
antonyms:
dilatory, laggard, slow, sluggish
similar words:
active, adroit, agile, brisk, clever, deft, fleet, nimble
definition 3: perceiving, responding, or learning with speed.
She has a quick mind.Only the quickest students are able to understand his lectures.
synonyms:
agile, alert, bright, clever, nimble, sharp, swift
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
able, active, apt, clearheaded, facile, keen, lively, on the ball, perceptive, prompt, ready, smart, speedy
definition 4: achieved with rapidness, or allowing something to be achieved with rapidness.
He impressed his boss and got a quick promotion.They went to Las Vegas for a quick divorce.Let's just have a quick dinner.Taking the turnpike is the quick way of getting there.Here is a quick recipe for making muffins.
synonyms:
fast, rapid, speedy, swift
antonyms:
lengthy, slow
similar words:
brisk, hasty, hurried, precipitate, prompt, sharp
definition 5: too prompt in reaction; hasty.
He is always quick to criticize.
synonyms:
hasty
similar words:
abrupt, cursory, impetuous, imprudent, impulsive, injudicious, precipitate, rash, sudden, summary
definition 6: lively.
a quick personality
synonyms:
lively
similar words:
active, alive, animated, brisk, live, sprightly, vigorous, vital
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the tender and sensitive flesh, esp. under the fingernails.
similar words:
matrix, root
definition 2: the essence or vital part of something.
the quick of the issue
synonyms:
essence, heart
similar words:
root
definition 3: those who are living (prec. by the).
the quick and the dead
synonyms:
living
antonyms:
dead
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: quicker, quickest
definition: quickly or promptly.
Come quick!
synonyms:
promptly, quickly
similar words:
fast, immediately, lively, straightaway, swift
derivation: quickness (n.)
Word Builder: quick +
  • quickly:
    in a quick way; quick.
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