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swift

swift

 
 
pronunciation:
swIft
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: swifter, swiftest
definition 1: moving or able to move very rapidly; speedy.
The members of the track team are all swift runners.The new design of the sails made the vessels very swift.
synonyms:
fast, quick, speedy
antonyms:
slow, sluggish
similar words:
active, brisk, fleet, hurried, light-footed, rapid, tripping, winged
definition 2: happening, coming, or being done quickly; expeditious.
The jury came to a swift decision.The panhandler made a swift departure when he saw the police officer approaching.We hope there will be a swift resolution to the problem.
synonyms:
expeditious, fast, immediate, instant, quick, speedy
antonyms:
slow
similar words:
hasty, prompt, rapid
definition 3: quick to respond or act; alert; prompt.
The fire department prides itself on being swift.
synonyms:
alert, quick
antonyms:
slow, sluggish
similar words:
active, bright, nimble, prompt
definition 4: (informal) clever; smart.
He'll never fall for that excuse; he's pretty swift.It wasn't too swift of you to forget your ticket.
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: swifter, swiftest
definition: in a rapid or expeditious manner; swiftly.
The letter arrived swifter than I had expected.
synonyms:
fast, PDQ, quickly, speedily
antonyms:
sluggishly
similar words:
at full tilt, lickety-split, pronto, rapidly
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various long-winged, streamlined, short-tailed birds capable of very rapid flight.
definition 2: any of various small, fast-moving lizards.
derivations: swiftly (adv.), swiftness (n.)
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