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English noun: quickness

1. quickness (cognition) skillful performance or ability without difficulty


SamplesHis quick adeptness was a product of good design.
He was famous for his facility as an archer.


Synonymsadeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility


Broader (hypernym)skillfulness


Narrower (hyponym)dexterity, manual dexterity, sleight, touch

2. quickness (cognition) intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay


Synonymsmental quickness, quick-wittedness


Broader (hypernym)intelligence

3. quickness (attribute) a rate that is rapid


Synonymscelerity, rapidity, rapidness, speediness


Broader (hypernym)pace, rate


Narrower (hyponym)despatch, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, fleetness, immediacy, immediateness, instancy, instantaneousness, promptitude, promptness









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