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Deft vs. Quick

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Deftadjective

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

‘He assembled it in one fluid, deft motion.’;

Quickadjective

Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.

‘I ran to the station – but I wasn't quick enough.’; ‘He's a quick runner.’;

Deftadjective

Apt; fit; spruce; neat.

‘Let me be deft and debonair.’;

Quickadjective

Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.

‘That was a quick meal.’;

Deftadjective

dexterous; clever; handy; as, a deft feat of legerdemain.

‘The limping god, so deft at his new ministry.’;

Quickadjective

Lively, fast-thinking, witty, intelligent.

‘You have to be very quick to be able to compete in ad-lib theatrics.’;

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Deftadjective

quick and skillful in movement

Quickadjective

Mentally agile, alert, perceptive.

‘My father is old but he still has a quick wit.’;

Deftadjective

skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands;

‘a deft waiter’; ‘deft fingers massaged her face’; ‘dexterous of hand and inventive of mind’;

Quickadjective

Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.

Quickadjective

(archaic) Alive, living.

Quickadjective

(archaic) Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.

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Quickadjective

Of water: flowing.

Quickadjective

Burning, flammable, fiery.

Quickadjective

Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

Quickadjective

productive; not "dead" or barren

Quickadverb

quickly

Quickadverb

(colloquial) with speed

‘Get rich quick.’; ‘Come here, quick!’;

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Quicknoun

raw or sensitive flesh, especially that underneath finger and toe nails.

Quicknoun

plants used in making a quickset hedge

Quicknoun

The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible to serious injury or keen feeling.

Quicknoun

quitchgrass

Quicknoun

(cricket) A fast bowler.

Quickverb

(transitive) To amalgamate surfaces prior to gilding or silvering by dipping them into a solution of mercury in nitric acid.

Quickverb

To quicken.

Quickadjective

Alive; living; animate; - opposed to dead or inanimate.

‘Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were.’; ‘The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.’; ‘Man is no star, but a quick coalOf mortal fire.’;

Quickadjective

Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly; agile; brisk; ready.

Quickadjective

Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.

‘Oft he her his charge of quick returnRepeated.’;

Quickadjective

Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper.

‘The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and signified that he was much offended.’;

Quickadjective

Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.

‘The air is quick there,And it pierces and sharpens the stomach.’;

Quickadjective

Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick ear.

‘They say that women are so quick.’;

Quickadjective

Pregnant; with child.

Quickadverb

In a quick manner; quickly; promptly; rapidly; with haste; speedily; without delay; as, run quick; get back quick.

‘If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed.’;

Quicknoun

That which is quick, or alive; a living animal or plant; especially, the hawthorn, or other plants used in making a living hedge.

‘The works . . . are curiously hedged with quick.’;

Quicknoun

The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible of serious injury or keen feeling; the sensitive living flesh; the part of a finger or toe to which the nail is attached; the tender emotions; as, to cut a finger nail to the quick; to thrust a sword to the quick, to taunt one to the quick; - used figuratively.

‘This test nippeth, . . . this toucheth the quick.’; ‘How feebly and unlike themselves they reason when they come to the quick of the difference !’;

Quicknoun

Quitch grass.

Quickverb

To revive; to quicken; to be or become alive.

Quicknoun

any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)

Quickadjective

accomplished rapidly and without delay;

‘was quick to make friends’; ‘his quick reaction prevented an accident’; ‘hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem’; ‘a speedy recovery’; ‘he has a right to a speedy trial’;

Quickadjective

hurried and brief;

‘paid a flying visit’; ‘took a flying glance at the book’; ‘a quick inspection’; ‘a fast visit’;

Quickadjective

moving quickly and lightly;

‘sleek and agile as a gymnast’; ‘as nimble as a deer’; ‘nimble fingers’; ‘quick of foot’; ‘the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it’;

Quickadjective

apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity;

‘a quick mind’; ‘a ready wit’;

Quickadjective

performed with little or no delay;

‘an immediate reply to my letter’; ‘prompt obedience’; ‘was quick to respond’; ‘a straightaway denial’;

Quickadjective

easily aroused or excited;

‘a quick temper’; ‘a warm temper’;

Quickadverb

with little or no delay;

‘the rescue squad arrived promptly’; ‘come here, quick!’;

Quickadjective

moving fast or doing something in a short time

‘he was always quick to point out her faults’; ‘in the qualifying session he was two seconds quicker than his teammate’;

Quickadjective

lasting or taking a short time

‘Brian gave her a quick look’; ‘we went to the pub for a quick drink’;

Quickadjective

happening with little or no delay; prompt

‘children like to see quick results from their efforts’;

Quickadjective

prompt to understand, think, or learn; intelligent

‘it was quick of him to spot the mistake’;

Quickadjective

(of a person's eye or ear) keenly perceptive; alert.

Quickadjective

(of a person's temper) easily roused.

Quickadverb

at a fast rate; quickly

‘he'll find some place where he can make money quicker’; ‘Get out, quick!’;

Quicknoun

the soft tender flesh below the growing part of a fingernail or toenail.

Quicknoun

the central or most sensitive part of someone or something.

Quicknoun

those who are living

‘the quick and the dead’;

Quicknoun

a fast bowler.

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