Synonyms of quick
1 fastDictionary • Europe has moved a long way at a quick pace.
fast • She walked at a fast pace.
swift • a swift runner
speedy • We wish Bill a speedy recovery.
express • A special express service is available.
active • Having an active youngster about the house can be quite wearing.
cracking (British, informal)
smart • We set off at a smart pace.
rapid • He walked at a rapid pace along Charles Street.
fleet • He was fleet as a deer.
brisk • The horse broke into a brisk trot.
hasty • They need to make a hasty escape.
nippy (informal) • This nippy new car has fold-down rear seats.
2 briefDictionary • I just popped in for a quick chat.
brief • This time their visit is brief.
passing • He only gave us a passing glance.
hurried • They had a hurried breakfast, then left.
flying • I paid a flying visit to the capital.
fleeting • They caught only a fleeting glimpse of the driver.
summary • The four men were killed after a summary trial.
short-lived • Any hope that the speech would end the war was short-lived.
hasty • After the hasty meal, they took up their positions.
cursory • I gave the letter a fairly cursory reading.
3 instantDictionary • These investors feel the need to make quick profits.
instant • He had taken an instant dislike to her.
immediate • My immediate reaction was one of digust.
instantaneous • Death was not instantaneous.
4 immediateDictionary • The President has admitted there is no quick end in sight.
prompt • an inflammation of the eyeball which needs prompt treatment
sudden • It was all very sudden.
abrupt • His abrupt departure is bound to raise questions.
expeditious • the efficient and expeditious way in which he has conducted this business
5 excitableDictionary • She had inherited her father's quick temper.
excitable • The patient was in a highly excitable state.
passionate • She has a passionate temper.
impatient • Beware of being too impatient with others.
abrupt • He was abrupt to the point of rudeness.
irritable • He had been waiting for an hour and was starting to feel irritable.
touchy • She is very touchy about her past.
petulant • He whined like a petulant child.
irascible • He had an irascible temper.
testy • Ben's getting a little testy in his old age.
6 intelligentDictionary • The older adults are not as quick in their thinking.
intelligent • She's a very intelligent woman who knows her own mind.
bright (informal) • I was convinced that he was brighter than average.
sharp • He is very sharp and swift with repartee.
acute • His relaxed exterior hides an extremely acute mind.
smart • He thinks he's much smarter than Sarah.
clever • My sister has always been the clever one in our family.
all there (informal)
shrewd • She's a shrewd businesswoman.
discerning • tailor-made holidays to suit the more discerning traveller
astute • He made a series of astute business decisions.
perceptive • a very perceptive critique of Wordsworth
quick-witted • He is quick-witted and rarely lets an opportunity slip by.
quick on the uptake (informal)
deft • Her movements were neat and deft.
able • They are bright, intelligent, able and confident.
apt • She was never a very apt student.
skilful • his skilful use of light and shade
adept • He is an adept guitar player.
adroit • She is a remarkably adroit politician.
dexterous • As people grow older they generally become less dexterous.
nimble • To keep your mind nimble, you must use it.
spirited • He wanted merely to provoke a spirited debate.
keen • a man of keen intellect
alert • His grandfather is still alert at 93.
lively • She had a sweet, lively personality.
energetic • Two-year-olds can be incredibly energetic.
animated • Everyone became more animated.
agile • He is not as strong and agile as he was at 20.
sprightly • the sprightly 85-year-old president
vivacious • a beautiful, vivacious and charming young woman
spry • a spry old lady
fastDictionary • I got away as quick as I could.
fast • He drives terrifically fast.
quickly • She turned and ran quickly up the stairs to the flat above.
promptly • She lay down and promptly fell asleep.
swiftly • Lenny moved swiftly and silently across the front lawn.
speedily • This review is being conducted as speedily as possible.
alive • She does not know if he is alive or dead.
living • All things, whether living or dead, are believed to influence each other.
live • tests on live animals
existing • the need to improve existing products
animate • the study of animate and inanimate aspects of the natural world
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ableSomeone who is able is very clever or very good at doing something.
• They are bright, intelligent, able and confident.
tasty (British, informal),
tasty (British, informal),
abruptAn abrupt change or action is very sudden, often in a way which is unpleasant.
• His abrupt departure is bound to raise questions.
abruptSomeone who is abrupt speaks in a rather rude, unfriendly way.
• He was abrupt to the point of rudeness.
Thesaurus for quick from the Collins English Thesaurus