any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
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"
flying, quick, fast(adj)
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, quick, immobile, loyal, degraded, agile, fast(a), fast-flying, firm, dissipated, spry, degenerate, immediate, nimble
agile, nimble, quick, spry(adj)
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"
apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity
"a quick mind"; "a ready wit"
immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway(adj)
performed with little or no delay
"an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"
easily aroused or excited
"a quick temper"; "a warm temper"
promptly, quickly, quick(adverb)
with little or no delay
"the rescue squad arrived promptly"; "come here, quick!"
quick(adjective)Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
quick(adjective)Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
quick(adjective)Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.
quick(adjective)Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.
quick(adjective)Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
quick(adjective)Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
quick(adjective)Of water: flowing.
quick(adjective)Burning, flammable, fiery.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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
Active in work, in a cause; for an object, as for justice; with persons or instrumentalities; about something, as about other people's business.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for quick
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- سَريع, سريعArabic
- тиҙ, шәпBashkir
- corrents, carn vivaCatalan, Valencian
- kvik, hurtigDanish
- schnell, schnell von Begriff, geschwind, quicklebendig, rasch, NagelbettGerman
- γρήγορα, γρήγοροςGreek
- rápido, carne vivaSpanish
- äkkipikainen, nopea, vikkelä, elävä, sukkela, nopeaälyinen, nokkela, virtaava, pikainen, herkästi syttyvä, nopeastiFinnish
- rapide, animé, vivantFrench
- luath, tráthúil, beoIrish
- gradScottish Gaelic
- gyors, eleven, lobbanékony, friss, élénk, hirtelen, eszesHungarian
- 速い, 早いJapanese
- 빠르다, 빠른Korean
- rapidus, quickLatin
- knašs, nasks, žigls, straujš, ātrs, ašsLatvian
- брз, досетлив, бистар, жив, остроуменMacedonian
- haastig, snel, rap, vlug, levend vleesDutch
- kvikk, rask, frisk og raskNorwegian
- ligeiro, célere, rápido, velozPortuguese
- rapid, aprig, iute, energic, repede, ager, înfocat, violent, vioi, învăpăiat, sprinten, vioaieRomanian
- быстрый, живой, проворный, вспыльчивый, скорый, бы́строRussian
- брз, brzSerbo-Croatian
- kvick, snabb, ilsken, rapp, lättretlig, ilsk, hastig, snabbt, fortSwedish
- швидкий, скорийUkrainian
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