Quick

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quick

\ ˈkwik \

adjective

1. done, proceeding, or occurring with promptness or rapidity, as an action, process, etc.; prompt; immediate.
2. that is over or completed within a short interval of time.
3. moving, or able to move, with speed.

 

Synonyms:

abrupt, active, agile, alert, brief, brisk, cursory, energetic, expeditious, express, fleet, flying, going, hasty, hurried, immediate, instantaneous, keen, nimble, prompt, rapid, sudden, swift

Antonyms:

crawling, dallying, dawdling, deliberate, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, languid, late, leisurely, lingering, measured, plodding, poking, pokey, slowish, sluggish, tardy, unhurried, ultraslow

 

Prefix: un-

Suffix: -ness, -ly, -er

 

Origin and Etymology:
Middle English quik, from Old English cwic; akin to Old Norse kvikr living, Latin vivus living, vivere to live, Greek bios, zōē life

First Known Use: before 12th century.

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