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Meaning of QUICKNESS

Pronunciation:  kw'iknus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rate that is rapid
  2. [n]  intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay
  3. [n]  skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer"

QUICKNESS is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: adeptness, adroitness, celerity, deftness, facility, mental quickness, quick-wittedness, rapidity
 See Also: despatch, dexterity, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, fleetness, immediacy, immediateness, instancy, instantaneousness, intelligence, manual dexterity, pace, promptitude, promptness, rate, skillfulness, sleight, touch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Quick"ness\, n.
1. The condition or quality of being quick or living; life.

         Touch it with thy celestial quickness. --Herbert.

2. Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion;
   speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit.

         This deed . . . must send thee hence With fiery
         quickness.                            --Shak.

         His mind had, indeed, great quickness and vigor. --

3. Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility.

         Would not quickness of sensation be an inconvenience
         to an animal that must lie still ?    --Locke

4. Sharpness; pungency of taste. --Mortimer.

Syn: Velocity; celerity; rapidity; speed; haste; expedition;
     promptness; dispatch; swiftness; nimbleness; fleetness;
     agility; briskness; liveliness; readiness; sagacity;
     shrewdness; shrewdness; sharpness; keenness.