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quick

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of quick

  1. 1 having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation she's a quick wit, always ready with a pun or joke when the moment calls for one Synonyms of quick alacritous, alert, expeditious, prompt, ready, willing Words Related to quick receptive, responsive; immediate, instant, instantaneous, summary; breakneck, breathless, brisk, fast, fleet, fleet-footed, hit-and-run, lightning, rapid, rapid-fire, rattling, snappy, speedy, swift, whirlwind; eager, keen, sharp; apt, clever, quick, quick-witted, ready-witted, sharp-witted, smart Near Antonyms of quick unresponsive; crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, lazy, lazyish, leisurely, logy (also loggy), poking, poky (or pokey), slothful, slow, slowish, sluggish, tardy, unhurried; dormant, idle, inactive, inert

  2. 2 having or showing quickness of mind a quick lad, he immediately caught on to how the machinery operated Synonyms of quick alert, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, exceptional, fast, hyperintelligent, keen, nimble, intelligent, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, smart, supersmart, ultrasmartWords Related to quick apt, ingenious, resourceful; acute, astute, discerning, heady, insightful, knowing, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, sagacious, sapient, savvy, wise; cerebral, erudite, genial, highbrow, knowledgeable, learned, literate, scholarly, well-read; educated, informed, schooled, skilled, trained; creative, inventive, judicious, prudent, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, sound, wise; crafty, cunning, foxy, shrewd, wily; logical, rational, reasonableNear Antonyms of quick feebleminded, simpleminded; boobish, foolish, half-baked, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), moronic, silly; ignorant, illiterate, lowbrow, nonintellectual, unacademic, uneducated, uninformed, unintellectual, untaught, unthinking; absurd, asinine, balmy, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, featherheaded, fool, half-baked, harebrained, insane, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, tomfool, unwise, wacky (also whacky), zanyAntonyms of quick airheaded, birdbrained, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, gormless [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, stupid, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unbrilliant, unintelligent, unsmart, vacuous, weak-minded, witless

  3. 3 moving, proceeding, or acting with great speed a quick run through the car wash, and your vehicle will look as good as new Synonyms of quick blistering, breakneck, breathless, brisk, dizzy, fleet, fleet-footed, flying, galloping, hasty, hot, lightning, nippy, fast, rapid, rapid-fire, rattling, snappy, speedy, splitting, swift, whirlwind, zippyWords Related to quick expeditious, prompt, ready; accelerated, hastened, hurried, quickened, rushed; breathtaking; energetic, strenuous, strong, vigorous; high-speed; rush; ultrafast, ultrarapidNear Antonyms of quick crawling, dallying, dawdling, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, languid, lingering, plodding, poking, poky (or pokey), slowish, sluggish, unhurried; deliberate, leisurely, measured; dilatory, late, tardy; ultraslowAntonyms of quick slow

  4. 4 having or showing life after the battle, there was a hurried accounting of the quick and the dead Synonyms of quick animate, breathing, live, living, aliveWords Related to quick active, animated, dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vigorous, vital, vivacious; current, existent, existing, extant, going, prevailing, surviving; resurrectedNear Antonyms of quick dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; reposing, resting; ghostlike, ghostly, ghosty, zombielike; absent, extinct, fallen, finished, gone, lapsed, lost, nonexistent, perished, terminated, vanished, wiped out; barren, desertAntonyms of quick asleep, breathless, cold, dead, deceased, defunct, departed, expired, inanimate, lifeless, nonliving

  5. 5 able to sense slight impressions or differences parlayed her quick eye for beauty into ownership of a top modeling agency Synonyms of quick delicate, fine, keen, perceptive, acute, sensitive, sharpWords Related to quick accurate, clear, discerning, good, piercing, precise, receptive, sensible, subtle; hair-trigger, hyperacute, hypersensitive, oversensitive, supersensitiveNear Antonyms of quick bad, deadened, dimmed, dull, dulled, fading; dead, imperceptive, insensible, insensitive, numb; imprecise, inaccurate

  6. 6 archaic  containing unborn young within the body a woman quick with child Synonyms of quick big, caught, enceinte, expectant, expecting, gone, gravid, heavy, pregnant [archaic]Words Related to quick parturient, prenatal; childbearing, gestational; brooding; conceiving, impregnatedNear Antonyms of quick barren, infertile; aborting, miscarrying; deliveredAntonyms of quick nonpregnant

Synonym Discussion of quick

quick, prompt, ready, apt mean able to respond without delay or hesitation or indicative of such ability. quick stresses instancy of response and is likely to connote native rather than acquired power.
    • quick reflexes
    • a keen quick mind
prompt is more likely to connote training and discipline that fits one for instant response.
    • prompt emergency medical care
ready suggests facility or fluency in response.
    • backed by a pair of ready assistants
apt stresses the possession of qualities (such as intelligence, a particular talent, or a strong bent) that makes quick effective response possible.
    • an apt student
    • her answer was apt and to the point

synonyms see in addition fast


quick

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of quick


quick

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of quick

  1. the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions that nasty comment cut me to the quick Synonyms of quick belly, blood, bone(s), bosom, breast, gut, heart, heartstrings, inner space, inside, core, soulWords Related to quick conscience, mind



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