The condition or quality of being quick or living; life.
Touch it with thy celestial quickness.
Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion; speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit.
This deed . . . must send thee hence
With fiery quickness.
His mind had, indeed, great quickness and vigor.
Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility.
Would not quickness of sensation be an inconvenience to an animal that must lie still ?
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.
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