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English noun: fastness

1. fastness (attribute) a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens


SamplesThe project advanced with gratifying speed.


Synonymsspeed, swiftness


Broader (hypernym)pace, rate


Narrower (hyponym)execution speed, graduality, gradualness, haste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry, precipitation


Attributefast, slow

2. fastness (attribute) the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment


Synonymsfixedness, fixity, fixture, secureness


Broader (hypernym)immovability, immovableness


Narrower (hyponym)lodgement, lodging, lodgment


Antonymslooseness

3. fastness (artifact) a strongly fortified defensive structure


Synonymsstronghold


Broader (hypernym)defence, defense, defensive structure


Narrower (hyponym)bastion, blockhouse, citadel, donjon, dungeon, hold, keep, redoubt









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