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Autor:  Thesaurus
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Data:  12/SET/2009 12:06 AM
Assunto:  Fast vs Quick
 
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Entry Word: fast


Function: adjective


Text:


1 moving, proceeding, or acting with great speed<the fast pace of construction resulted in our new house being done ahead of schedule>

Synonyms

 

breakneck, breathless, brisk, dizzy, fleet, fleet-footed, flying, hasty, lightning, nippy, quick, rapid, rapid-fire, rattling, snappy, speedy, swift, whirlwind

Related Words

 

expeditious, prompt, ready; hurried, quickened; breathtaking; energetic, strenuous, strong, vigorous

Near Antonyms

 

crawling, dawdling, laggard, lingering, plodding, poky (or pokey), slowish, sluggish, unhurried; deliberate, leisurely, measured; dilatory, late

Antonyms

 

slow
 
2 firm in oneʼs allegiance to someone or something<the two girls soon became fast and inseparable friends>— see faithful 1

3 firmly positioned in place and difficult to dislodge<the rusty, old screws are so fast in the fitting that thereʼs no hope of getting them out>— see tight 2

4 given to or marked by cheating and deception<rolling back odometers was just one of the fast practices that the used-car dealer was guilty of>— see dishonest 2

5 marked by the ability to withstand stress without structural damage or distortion<as the storm approached, we checked to see that every thing on the outside of the house was fast and locked in position>

 

Entry Word:

 

fast

Function: adverb

Text:

1 with great speed<run as fast as you can to get help>

Synonyms

 

apace, briskly, fleetly, full tilt, hastily, posthaste, presto, pronto, quick, quickly, rapidly, snappily, soon, speedily, swift, swiftly

Related Words

 

immediately, promptly, readily; impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; abruptly, suddenly; energetically, vigorously

Phrases

 

at full tilt, by leaps and bounds, in short order

Near Antonyms

 

laggardly, lingeringly, ploddingly, sluggishly; deliberately, leisurely

Antonyms

 

slow, slowly
 
2 to a full extent or degree<the camp was fast asleep within minutes of hitting the sack>— see fully 1

 

Entry Word: quick

Function: adjective

Text:

1 having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation<she was a quick wit, always ready with a pun or joke when the moment called for one>

Synonyms

 

alacritous, alert, expeditious, prompt, ready, willing

Related Words

 

receptive, responsive; immediate, instant, instantaneous, summary; fast, hit-and-run, rapid, speedy, swift; eager, keen, sharp; apt, clever, smart

Near Antonyms

 

unresponsive; dull, indolent, laggard, lazy, logy, slothful, slow, sluggish, tardy; dormant, idle, inactive, inert
 
2 having or showing quickness of mind<a quick lad, he caught on right away how to operate the machinery>— see intelligent 1

3 moving, proceeding, or acting with great speed<a quick run through the car wash, and your vehicle will look as good as new>— see fast 1

 

Entry Word: quick

Function: adverb

Text: with great speed<watch out, as the cars pass by here pretty quick>

 

Entry Word: quick

Function: noun

Text: the seat of oneʼs deepest thoughts and emotions<that nasty comment cut me to the quick>— see core 1


http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fast

 

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Fast vs Quick  –  Intruder  11/SET/2009, 9:24 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  PPAULO  11/SET/2009, 11:09 PM
 Fast vs Quick  –  Thesaurus  12/SET/2009, 12:06 AM
Fast vs Quick  –  pat  12/SET/2009, 8:57 AM
Fast vs Quick  –  orlando  12/SET/2009, 12:11 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  PPAULO  12/SET/2009, 4:03 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  Fran  12/SET/2009, 7:24 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  Intruder  12/SET/2009, 9:07 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  Deivis  12/SET/2009, 9:14 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  PPAULO  12/SET/2009, 9:37 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  Dale-CR  13/SET/2009, 12:07 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  PPAULO  13/SET/2009, 5:06 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  Intruder  13/SET/2009, 11:27 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  Dale-CR  13/SET/2009, 11:35 PM
Fast vs Quick  –  Fran  14/SET/2009, 6:52 AM
Fast food  –  Foncused  15/SET/2009, 3:19 AM
Fast food  –  Dale-CR  15/SET/2009, 9:04 AM

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