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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Quick·ness, n.
 1. The condition or quality of being quick or living; life. [Obs.]
    Touch it with thy celestial quickness.   --Herbert.
 2. Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion; speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit.
 This deed . . . must send thee hence
 With fiery quickness.   --Shak.
    His mind had, indeed, great quickness and vigor.   -- Macaulay.
 3. Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility.
    Would not quickness of sensation be an inconvenience to an animal that must lie still ?   --Locke
 4. Sharpness; pungency of taste.
 Syn: -- Velocity; celerity; rapidity; speed; haste; expedition; promptness; dispatch; swiftness; nimbleness; fleetness; agility; briskness; liveliness; readiness; sagacity; shrewdness; shrewdness; sharpness; keenness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his
           quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was
           famous for his facility as an archer" [syn: adeptness,
            adroitness, deftness, facility]
      2: intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct
         responses without delay [syn: mental quickness, quick-wittedness]
      3: a rate that is rapid [syn: celerity, rapidity]