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quick

 (kwĭk)
adj. quick·er, quick·est
1. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy: an animal that is quick enough to escape most predators.
2. Learning, thinking, or understanding with speed and dexterity; bright: a quick mind.
3.
a. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen: quick reflexes.
b. Reacting immediately and sharply: a quick temper.
4.
a. Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time: a quick rise through the ranks; a quick profit.
b. Done or occurring immediately: a quick inspection. See Synonyms at fast1.
5. Tending to react hastily: quick to find fault.
6. Archaic
a. Alive.
b. Pregnant.
n.
1. Sensitive or raw exposed flesh, as under the fingernails.
2. The most personal and sensitive aspect of the emotions: The remark cut her to the quick.
3. The living: the quick and the dead.
4. The vital core; the essence: got to the quick of the matter.
adv. quicker, quickest
Quickly; promptly.

[Middle English, alive, lively, quick, from Old English cwicu, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

quick′ly adv.
quick′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quickness - skillful performance or ability without difficultyquickness - skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"
skillfulness - the state of being cognitively skillful
touch - deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"
dexterity, manual dexterity, sleight - adroitness in using the hands
2.quickness - intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delayquickness - intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
3.quickness - a rate that is rapid
pace, rate - the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
fleetness - rapidity of movement; "fleetness of foot"
immediateness, instancy, instantaneousness, immediacy - the quickness of action or occurrence; "the immediacy of their response"; "the instancy of modern communication"
expeditiousness, despatch, dispatch, expedition - the property of being prompt and efficient; "it was done with dispatch"
promptitude, promptness - the characteristic of doing things without delay

quickness

noun
2. The quality or state of being mentally agile:
Translations
سُرْعَه
rychlost
hurtighed
hraîi, snerpa
çabukluksürat

quickness

[ˈkwɪknɪs] N
1. (= speed) → rapidez f, velocidad f
his quickness on his feetsu velocidad
2. (= lack of delay) → prontitud f
3. (= sharpness) → agudeza f
quickness of mindrapidez f, agilidad f mental

quickness

[ˈkwɪknɪs] n
[movement] → rapidité f
[mind] → vivacité f
her quickness of mind → sa vivacité d'espritquick-release [ˌkwɪkrɪˈliːs] modif [wheel] → à démontage rapide; [buckle, strap] → à ouverture rapide

quickness

n
(= speed)Schnelligkeit f; his quickness to appreciate the problemdie Schnelligkeit, mit der er das Problem erfasst hat
(= intelligence)schnelle Auffassungsgabe; quickness of mindFähigkeit f, → schnell zu denken; quickness of eyeschnelle Auffassungsgabe; quickness of temperheftiges or aufbrausendes Temperament

quickness

[ˈkwɪknɪs] nvelocità, rapidità; (of mind, intellect) → prontezza; (of eye) → acutezza

quick

(kwik) adjective
1. done, said, finished etc in a short time. a quick trip into town.
2. moving, or able to move, with speed. He's a very quick walker; I made a grab at the dog, but it was too quick for me.
3. doing something, able to do something, or done, without delay; prompt; lively. He is always quick to help; a quick answer; He's very quick at arithmetic.
adverb
quickly. quick-frozen food.
ˈquickly adverb
ˈquicken verb
to make or become quicker. He quickened his pace.
ˈquickness noun
ˈquicklime noun
lime which has not been mixed with water.
ˈquicksands noun plural
(an area of) loose, wet sand that sucks in anyone or anything that stands on it.
ˈquicksilver noun
mercury.
ˌquick-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry.
ˌquick-ˈwitted adjective
thinking very quickly. a quick-witted policeman.
ˌquick-ˈwittedly adverb
ˌquick-ˈwittedness noun
References in classic literature ?
The great, ugly head of the boa reared itself up from the coils which it had, with the quickness of thought, thrown about the man between the two trees.
Lady," returned the scout, solemnly, "I have listened to all the sounds of the woods for thirty years, as a man will listen whose life and death depend on the quickness of his ears.
Phoebe(being of that quickness and activity of temperament that she seldom long refrained from taking a part, and generally a good one, in what was going forward) now felt herself moved to address the stranger.
That's how I thought, with extraordinary quickness, of each person that he might have been and that he was not.
At last, with a square plunge, which puts all on to their feet and then down into their seats with incredible quickness, the carriage stops,--and, after much outside commotion, Cudjoe appears at the door.
There is an openness, a quickness, almost a bluntness in Mr.
I say, papa will miss the train," replied Magdalen, taking Miss Garth's hint with her customary quickness.
Similarly, during two or three hours of drawl, and the winnowing of many bushels of words, Madame Defarge's frequent expressions of impatience were taken up, with marvellous quickness, at a distance: the more readily, because certain men who had by some wonderful exercise of agility climbed up the external architecture to look in from the windows, knew Madame Defarge well, and acted as a telegraph between her and the crowd outside the building.
But, sitting at work, not far from Doctor Strong, was a very pretty young lady - whom he called Annie, and who was his daughter, I supposed - who got me out of my difficulty by kneeling down to put Doctor Strong's shoes on, and button his gaiters, which she did with great cheerfulness and quickness.
Indeed, it demanded from him a constant attention, and a quickness of eye and hand, very like that exacted by wicket-keeping.
She had been jealous of her at college, where she had esteemed herself the better bred of the two; but that opinion had hardly consoled her for Agatha's superior quickness of wit, dexterity of hand, audacity, aptness of resource, capacity for forming or following intricate associations of ideas, and consequent power to dazzle others.
The victory is only a matter of quickness of eye and quickness of foot--snake's blow against mongoose's jump--and as no eye can follow the motion of a snake's head when it strikes, this makes things much more wonderful than any magic herb.