Synonyms of fast in English:

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fast1

adjective

  • 1 a fast sports car the game is played at a fast pace
    brisk, nimble, sprightly, lively;
    fast-moving, high-speed, turbo, sporty, accelerated, express, flying;
    whirlwind, blistering, breakneck, pell-mell, meteoric, smart;
    informal nippy, zippy, spanking, scorching, blinding, supersonic
    British informal cracking
    literary fleet
    [Antonyms] slow
  • 2 his hand slammed against the door, holding it fast
    secure, secured, fastened, tight, firmly fixed;
    stuck, jammed, immovable, unbudgeable, stiff;
    [Antonyms] loose
  • 3 the dyes are boiled with yarn to produce a fast colour
    indelible, lasting, permanent, stable
    [Antonyms] temporary
  • 4 they remained fast friends
    constant, lasting, unchanging, unwavering, enduring, unswerving
  • 5 a fast woman
    informal easy
    North American informal roundheeled
    West Indian informal slack
    derogatory sluttish, whorish, tarty, slaggy
    dated loose
    archaic light
    [Antonyms] chaste
  • 6 the fast life she led in London
    wild, dissipated, dissolute, debauched, intemperate, immoderate, louche, rakish, decadent, unrestrained, reckless, profligate, self-indulgent, shameless, sinful, immoral, extravagant
    informal swinging
    [Antonyms] sedate
  • Phrases

    fast and furious

    1
    the fun was fast and furious
    frantic, wild, frenetic, hectic, fraught, feverish, fevered, mad, crazed, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, turbulent, tumultuous

    make fast

    2
    the craft is made fast to the shore

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  • 1 she drove fast towards the gates
    hastily, with all haste, in haste, hurriedly, in a hurry, post-haste, pell-mell;
    without delay, expeditiously, with dispatch, like a shot, like a flash, in a flash, in the blink of an eye, in a wink, in a trice, in no time (at all), on the double, at the speed of light, like an arrow from a bow
    North American informal lickety-split
    literary apace
    [Antonyms] slowly
  • 2 his wheels were stuck fast
  • 3 Richard's fast asleep
    deeply, sound, completely
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    tachy- related prefix, as in tachycardia, tachygraphy

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    fast2

    verb

  • the ministry instructed people to fast, pray, and read scripture
    abstain from food, refrain from eating, deny oneself food, go without food, go hungry, eat nothing, starve oneself;
    go on hunger strike
    [Antonyms] eat, indulge oneself
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  • a five-day fast
    period of fasting, period of abstinence;
    diet
    [Antonyms] feast
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