Synonyms of fast in English:

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  • 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
    the fun was fast and furious
    frantic, wild, frenetic, hectic, fraught, feverish, fevered, mad, crazed, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, turbulent, tumultuous
    make fast
    the craft is made fast to the shore


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  • 1 she drove fast towards the gates
    quickly, rapidly, swiftly, speedily, briskly, at speed, at full speed, at full tilt;
    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
  • 4 she lived fast and dangerously
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    tachy- related prefix, as in tachycardia, tachygraphy
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    Synonyms of fast in English:

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    fast 2


  • 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;
    [Antonyms] feast
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