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Main Entry: 1quick
Function: adjective 1archaic: not dead : LIVING, ALIVE 2 a: fast in understanding, thinking, or learning : mentally keen b: reacting with speed and alertness c: aroused immediately and easily <quick temper> d: fast in development or occurrence <gave a quick look> e: marked by speed, readiness, or promptness of action or movement - quickadverb - quick·lyadverb - quick·nessnoun synonymsQUICK, PROMPT, READY, APT mean able to respond right away. QUICK stresses that the response is immediate and often suggests that the ability is part of one's nature <she always had a quick mind>. PROMPT suggests that the ability to respond quickly is the product of training and discipline <the store gives prompt service>. READY suggests ease or smoothness in response <he always had a ready answer to any question>. APT stresses the person's intelligence or talent that allows the giving of a quick response <an apt student who learned computer programming in no time>.