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Synonyms of swift in English:


  • 1 a swift decision
    [Antonyms] unhurried
  • 2 swift runners
    fast, rapid, quick, speedy, high-speed, fast-paced, brisk, lively;
    express, breakneck;
    informal nippy, supersonic
    [Antonyms] slow, sluggish
  • Reflections


    A lovely onomatopoeic synonym for quick, evoking the gust of wind whispering in the wake of the described rapidly moving object, animal, or person. Great for descriptions of athletes and races—see Ecclesiastes.
    David Auburn
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