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speed

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of speed

  1. 1 a high rate of movement or performance <we dashed off the remaining paperwork with as much speed as possible so we could leave for the long weekend> Synonyms celerity, fastness, fleetness, haste, hurry, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness, swiftness, velocity Related Words clip, gait, pace, rate, tempo; drive, hustle; acceleration, hastiness, precipitation, precipitousness, rush; alacrity, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, promptitude, promptness; warp speed Near Antonyms languidness, languor, leisureliness, lethargy, torpidity, torpor; reluctance; deliberateness, deliberation; dilatoriness, lateness, pokiness, procrastination Antonyms slowness, sluggishness

  2. 2 a person or thing that is preferred over others <that kind of old-fashioned horror movie is just my speed> Synonyms darling, fave, minion, pet, preference, favoriteRelated Words beloved, dear, sweetheart; jewel, prize, treasureNear Antonyms abomination, anathema, bête noire, bugbear




speed

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of speed

  1. to proceed or move quickly <a bullet train speeding across the lush countryside> Synonyms barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, hurry, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomRelated Words beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms crawl, creep, poke




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