Definitions for quickness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quick*kwɪk(adj. and adv.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)done, proceeding, or occurring with promptness or rapidity:
a quick response.
completed in a short time:
a quick shower.
moving with speed:
a quick fox.
easily provoked or excited:
a quick temper.
Category: Common Vocabulary
keenly responsive; lively; acute:
a quick wit.
Category: Common Vocabulary
acting with swiftness or rapidity:
a quick worker.
prompt or swift in doing, perceiving, or understanding:
quick to respond; a quick eye.
(of a bend or curve) sharp:
a quick bend in the road.
brisk, as fire, flames, or heat.
Archaic. endowed with life. having a high degree of energy or activity.
the quick and the dead.
the tender, sensitive flesh of the living body, esp. that under the nails.
the vital or most important part.
* Syn: quick , fast , swift , rapid describe a speedy rate of motion or progress. quick applies particularly to an action or reaction that is almost instantaneous, or of brief duration: to take a quick look around.fast refers to a person or thing that acts or moves speedily; when used of communication or transportation, it suggests a definite goal and continuous movement: a fast swimmer; a fast train.swift , a more formal word, suggests great speed as well as graceful movement: The panther is a swift animal. rapid applies to one or a series of actions or movements; it stresses the rate of speed: to perform rapid calculations. See also sharp.Usage: The difference between the adverbial forms quick and quickly is frequently stylistic. quick is informal, more often used in short spoken sentences, esp. imperative ones: Come quick! The roof is leaking. quickly is the usual form in writing, both in the preverb position (We quickly realized that attempts to negotiate would be futile) and following verbs other than imperatives (She turned quickly and sat down). See also slow, sure.
Origin of quick:
bef. 900; ME quik lively, moving, swift; OE cwic, cwicu living; c. G queck, keck, ON kvikr
adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness(noun)
skillful performance or ability without difficulty
"his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"
mental quickness, quickness, quick-wittedness(noun)
intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay
celerity, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, speediness(noun)
a rate that is rapid
rapidity of movement or activity; agility or dexterity
The quickness of the hand deceives the eye.
the condition or quality of being quick or living; life
activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion; speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit
acuteness of perception; keen sensibility
sharpness; pungency of taste
Translations for quickness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make or become quicker
He quickened his pace.
- rapidezPortuguese (BR)
- die SchnelligkeitGerman
- γρηγοράδα, σβελτάδα, ευστροφίαGreek
- शीघ्रता, जल्दीHindi
- hraði, snerpaIcelandic
- rapidità, prontezzaItalian
- 민첩, 빠름Korean
- snabbhet, raskhetSwedish
- çabukluk, süratTurkish
- 快速Chinese (Trad.)
- sự nhanh chóng; sự lanh lợiVietnamese
- 快速Chinese (Simp.)
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