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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 ?
Her quickness matched his; her ferocity equalled his; while he fought with his fangs alone, and she fought with her sharp-clawed feet as well.
He had all the clearness and quickness of mind which she wanted, and he could sometimes act an ungracious, or say a severe thing.
But Sabor knew well the wondrous quickness of the jungle folk and their almost unbelievable powers of hearing.
But, with the womanly and courtierlike quickness and tact habitual to her, Anna Pavlovna wished both to rebuke him (for daring to speak he had done of a man recommended to the Empress) and at the same time to console him, so she said:
They have none of them much to recommend them," replied he; "they are all silly and ignorant like other girls; but Lizzy has something more of quickness than her sisters.
There's nothing like a debate to teach one quickness.
My quickness would have to be remarkable, however, and the question of a conveyance was the great one to settle.
There is a quickness of perception in some, a nicety in the discernment of character, a natural penetration, in short, which no experience in others can equal, and Lady Russell had been less gifted in this part of understanding than her young friend.
She had lived several years a servant with a schoolmaster, who, discovering a great quickness of parts in the girl, and an extraordinary desire of learning--for every leisure hour she was always found reading in the books of the scholars--had the good-nature, or folly--just as the reader pleases to call it--to instruct her so far, that she obtained a competent skill in the Latin language, and was, perhaps, as good a scholar as most of the young men of quality of the age.
As he came Tarzan knelt and the dog shot through the air for his throat; but he was dealing with no man now and he found his quickness more than matched by the quickness of the Tarmangani.
As he traveled he hunted as he had hunted with his ape people in the past, as Kala had taught him to hunt, turning over rotted logs to find some toothsome vermin, running high into the trees to rob a bird's nest, or pouncing upon a tiny rodent with the quickness of a cat.
Ned Land was a Canadian, with an uncommon quickness of hand, and who knew no equal in his dangerous occupation.