Meaning of QUICK in English

I. adjective


Synonyms: fast 3, breakneck, expeditious, expeditive, fleet, harefooted, hasty, rapid, speedy, swift

Related Word: agile, brisk, nimble; abrupt, impetuous

Idioms: quick on the trigger

Contrasted words: dilatory, laggard, leisurely, slow, unhasty, unhurried; comatose

Antonyms: sluggish


able to respond without delay or hesitation or indicative of such ability

very quick in perception

his quick eye spotted the trouble

Synonyms: apt, prompt, ready; compare instantaneous

Related Word: clever, intelligent, quick-witted, smart; adroit, deft, dexterous; acute, keen, sharp; able, capable, competent, effective, effectual

Contrasted words: comatose, lethargic, logy, poky, torpid; crass, dense, dull, dumb, stupid

Antonyms: slow; sluggish


Synonyms: wise 4, canny, hep, knowing, nimble-witted, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, slick, smart

II. adverb

Synonyms: fast 2, apace, expeditiously, flat-out, hastily, lickety-split, posthaste, rapidly, speedily, swiftly

III. noun

Synonyms: center 3, core, heart, pith, root

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