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quick  

1    active, brief, brisk, cursory, expeditious, express, fast, fleet, hasty, headlong, hurried, pdq     (slang)   perfunctory, prompt, quickie     (informal)   rapid, speedy, sudden, swift  
2    agile, alert, animated, energetic, flying, keen, lively, nimble, spirited, sprightly, spry, vivacious, winged  
3    able, acute, adept, adroit, all there     (informal)   apt, astute, bright     (informal)   clever, deft, dexterous, discerning, intelligent, nimble-witted, perceptive, quick on the uptake     (informal)   quick-witted, receptive, sharp, shrewd, skilful, smart  
4    abrupt, curt, excitable, hasty, impatient, irascible, irritable, passionate, petulant, testy, touchy  
5      (archaic)   alive, animate, existing, live, living, viable  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    gradual, long  
2    dull, heavy, inactive, lazy, lethargic, slow, sluggish, unresponsive  
3    inexpert, maladroit, stupid, unintelligent, unskilful  
4    calm, deliberate, patient, restrained  


quick-tempered     
cantankerous, choleric, excitable, fiery, hot-tempered, impatient, impulsive, irascible, irritable, petulant, quarrelsome, ratty     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   shrewish, splenetic, testy, tetchy, waspish  
  
Antonyms     
   cool, dispassionate, phlegmatic, placid, slow to anger, tolerant  
quick-witted     
alert, astute, bright     (informal)   clever, keen, perceptive, sharp, shrewd, smart  
  
Antonyms     
   dull, obtuse, slow, slow-witted, stupid, thick     (informal)   unperceptive  
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  
See also:

quicken, quickly, quirk, quack

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
adv.
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
adv.
in a line, continuously, in quick succession
adj.
always thinking of what other people want and being anxious not to disturb them
I want to be a considerate person who always help friends when they are in trouble.
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun

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