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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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