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Synonyms for quick

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  1. quickadjective

    raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.

    rapid, swift, speedy, fast


  2. quickadjective

    Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.

    That was a quick meal.

    speedy, rapid, fast, swift

  3. quickadjective

    Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.

    You have to be very quick to be able to compete in ad-lib theatrics.

    speedy, rapid, swift, fast

  4. quickadjective

    Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.

    My father is old but he still has a quick wit.

    fast, rapid, speedy, swift

  5. quickadjective

    Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.

    rapid, speedy, swift, fast

  6. quickadjective

    Alive, living.

    fast, speedy, rapid, swift

  7. quickadjective

    Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.

    She was quick with child.

    speedy, rapid, fast, swift

  8. quickadjective

    Of water: flowing.

    fast, swift, rapid, speedy

  9. quickadjective

    Burning, flammable, fiery.

    speedy, swift, rapid, fast

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quick

    Active refers to both quickness and constancy of action; in the former sense it is allied with agile, alert, brisk, etc.; in the latter, with busy, diligent, industrious. The active love employment, the busy are actually employed, the diligent and the industrious are habitually busy. The restless are active from inability to keep quiet; their activity may be without purpose, or out of all proportion to the purpose contemplated. The officious are undesirably active in the affairs of others. Compare ALERT; ALIVE; MEDDLESOME.

    active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, busy, diligent, energetic, expeditious, industrious, lively, mobile, nimble, officious, prompt, ready, restless, sprightly, spry, supple, vigorous, wide awake

    dull, heavy, idle, inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, quiescent, quiet, slow, sluggish, stupid

    Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. quick

    fast, rapid, speedy, expeditious, swift, hasty, prompt, ready, clever, sharp, shrewd, adroit, keen, fleet, active, brisk, nimble, lively, agile, alert, sprightly, transient, intelligent, irascible

    slow, tardy, sluggish, inert, inactive, dull, insensitive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quickadjective

    any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)

    inactive, unexcitable, unhurried, slow, unintelligent, stupid

  2. quick, speedyadjective

    accomplished rapidly and without delay

    "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial"

    immediate, straightaway, warm, fast, speedy, spry, ready, agile, nimble, prompt, flying, rapid

    unhurried, slow, stupid, unexcitable, inactive, unintelligent

  3. flying, quick, fastadjective

    hurried and brief

    "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"

    ready, flying, profligate, straightaway, debauched, riotous, prompt, speedy, fast, dissolute, libertine, truehearted, warm, immobile, loyal, degraded, agile, fast(a), fast-flying, firm, dissipated, spry, degenerate, immediate, nimble

    slow, unhurried, unintelligent, stupid, unexcitable, inactive

  4. agile, nimble, quick, spryadjective

    moving quickly and lightly

    "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"

    immediate, straightaway, warm, fast, speedy, spry, ready, agile, nimble, prompt, flying

    unhurried, inactive, unintelligent, slow, unexcitable, stupid

  5. quick, readyadjective

    apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

    "a quick mind"; "a ready wit"

    immediate, straightaway, warm, fast, speedy, spry, ready, agile, nimble, prompt, flying, ready(a)

    unhurried, unintelligent, unexcitable, slow, stupid, inactive

  6. immediate, prompt, quick, straightawayadjective

    performed with little or no delay

    "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"

    immediate, straightaway, warm, fast, prompt, spry, speedy, ready, agile, nimble, flying, contiguous

    unexcitable, slow, unhurried, unintelligent, stupid, inactive

  7. quick, warmadverb

    easily aroused or excited

    "a quick temper"; "a warm temper"

    ready, tender, straightaway, fond, prompt, speedy, fast, ardent, warm, lovesome, spry, agile, flying, strong, affectionate, immediate, nimble

    unhurried, unexcitable, unintelligent, slow, stupid, inactive

  8. promptly, quickly, quickadverb

    with little or no delay

    "the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!"

    rapidly, pronto, chop-chop, speedily, cursorily, readily, right away, quickly, apace, promptly

    stupid, slow, unhurried, unexcitable, unintelligent, inactive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. quickadjective

    active, nimble, agile, alert, brisk, prompt, ready

  2. quickadjective

    rapid, swift, speedy, fleet, hasty, expeditious, hurried, flying

  3. quickadjective

    dexterous, adroit, skilful, expert, apt

  4. quickadjective

    acute, clever, sharp, shrewd, keen, intelligent, sagacious, discerning

  5. quickadjective

    hasty, choleric, passionate, testy, irritable, touchy, waspish, petulant, irascible, peppery, snappish

  6. quickadjective


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. quickadjective

    hasty, swift, fast, speedy, fleet, hurried, rapid, expeditious, living, animate, live, animated, sprightly, lively, spirited, agile, brisk, nimble, prompt, deft, irascible, passionate, choleric, excitable, hasty, sharp, summary

    slow, dilatory, sluggish

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How to use quick in a sentence?

  1. Sarah Williams:

    That is a big part of how organizations build new ideas, communities and relationships. i am missing the corridor conversations, the quick coffees in the coffee shop that spark ideas... you simply can't recreate those chance encounters when you are working from home.

  2. sindiswa matyobeni:

    Don’t be quick to translate your desires into plans, leave room for God.

  3. Derek Schmidt:

    Todays judicial ruling is a much-needed reminder that the Constitution is not under a stay-home order and the Bill of Rights cannot be quarantined, the Constitution protects our liberties especially during times of crisis, when history reveals governments too quick to sacrifice rights of the few to calm fears of the many.

  4. Bao Hang:

    Chinese cities rely heavily on land transfer fees to generate revenue and they have a clear incentive to redevelop land on quick turnarounds, even a city with deep commitment to properly handling toxic land will in the end need money.

  5. Homer:

    We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth.

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