QUICK  

Be INTENSE in MOVING OR CHANGING CAUSING the PERIOD of this MOVEMENT OR CHANGE to be INTENSELY SHORT.
RAPIDFASTSWIFTRAPIDSPEEDYHIGH-SPEEDBREAKNECKEXPEDITIOUSBRISKSMARTINFORMAL ZIPPYLITERARY FLEET
Antonym

SLOWLACK QUICKNESS.

Hypernym

INTENSELYTo a HIGH DEGREE. -> DEGREEFEATURE of MORE or LESS. -> FEATUREABSTRACT OBJECT a THING is SAID to BE OR to HAVE. -> OBJECT[NO HYPERNYM.] WHAT one CAN NAME:refer to. -> PRIME -> N/A

See also

IMMEDIATELYAFTER an INTENSELY SHORT PERIOD, LACKING DELAY.HURRYACT OR WALK as QUICKLY as one CAN.

Hyponym
  • SUDDENLY QUICKLY AND in a way NOT EXPECTED.
    Old Chinese Criteria

    1. The most current general word for anything that moves at high speed is sù 速 (ant. chí 遲 "so slowly that one becomes late").

    2. Jí 疾 (ant. xú 徐 "slowly") typically refers to urgent speedy action of limited duration.

    3. Jí 亟 (ant huǎn 緩 "too slowly") refers to maximum speed possible under prevailing circumstances.

    4. Jíé 捷 adds to the notion of maximum speed the nuance of deftness and general skill.

    5. Piāo 飄 refers specifically to the speed of wind.

    6. Xùn 迅 emphasises high speed and abruptness and eruptive violence, often in natural processes.

    7. Bù rì 不日 without delay, in a short time, quickly.

    NB: Kuài 快 came to mean "quickly" soon after Han times.

    Modern Chinese Criteria

    連忙

    急忙

    快速

    高速

    迅速

    神速

    迅猛

    火速

    飛速

    星速

    全速

    迅捷

    敏捷

    矯捷

    便捷

    輕捷

    快疾

    迅疾

    麻利 (coll) refers to swift agility.

    快當

    投梭

    掣電

    飛快

    飛躍

    奮迅

    長足

    靈通

    劈手

    飛針走線

    急若鷹隼

    急若流星

    似箭

    如梭

    如流

    如飛

    疾馳

    星馳

    一溜煙 Eb

    一個箭步

    騰雲駕霧

    骨騰肉飛

    風馳電掣

    追風逐電

    逐日追風

    一日千里

    日行千里

    rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

    • A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages ( BUCK 1988) p. 14.21

    • De differentiis ( DIFFERENTIAE I) p. 105

      572. Ex Agraet. qui amplius, Velocitas pedum et corporum, celeritas animorum atque factorum.

    • Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien ( DOEDERLEIN 1840) p.

      QUICK

      citus refers to swift and lively movement.

      celer refers to eager and swift intense movement.

      rapidus refers to movement which is very eager to be as fast as possible.

      NIMBLE

      velocitas refers to nimble dexterity in linear movement like running, swimming etc.

      pernicitas refers to swiftness of movement in hopping, vauling, climbing etc.

    • Tolkovo-kombinatornyj slovar' sovremmenogo russkogo jazyka. Explanatory Combinatorial Dictionary of Modern Russian ( Mel'cuk 1984) p. 731

    • Lateinische Synonymik ( MENGE) p. 340

    • “孟子”同義詞研究 ( MENGZI TONGYI 2002) p. 111

    • Handbuch der lateinischen und griechischen Synonymik ( SCHMIDT 1889) p. 96

    • 東漢﹣隨常用詞演變研究 ( WANG WEIHUI 2000) p. 358

    • 王力古漢語字典 ( WANG LI 2000) p. 1434

      迅,速,快,疾

    • Chinese Synonyms Usage Dictionary ( TENG SHOU-HSIN 1996急忙) p. 288

    • 古漢語常用詞同義詞詞典 ( HONG CHENGYU 2009) p. 549

    Attributions by syntactic funtion

    • vadV : 31
    • vi : 16
    • vadN : 16
    • nab : 8
    • VPi : 6
    • vi : 2
    • vt+prep+N : 2
    • nab.post-N : 1
    • n : 1
    • VPadV : 1
    • NPadV : 1
    • v[adN] : 1
    • VPadS : 1
    • vtoN : 1

    Attributions by text

    • 祖堂集 : 9
    • 百喻經 : 9
    • 荀子 : 7
    • 管子 : 7
    • 論衡 : 6
    • 孟子 : 6
    • 賢愚經 : 5
    • 戰國策 : 5
    • 陸機集十一卷 : 4
    • 淮南子 : 4
    • 呂氏春秋 : 3
    • 韓詩外傳 : 3
    • 楚辭 : 3
    • 莊子 : 3
    • 法集要頌經 : 2
    • 法句經 : 2
    • 禮記 : 2
    • 墨子 : 1
    • 尹文子 : 1
    • 列子 : 1
    • 說苑 : 1
    • 老子 : 1
    • 妙法蓮華經 : 1
    • 文子 : 1
    • 臨濟錄 : 1

    Words

       jí OC: dzid MC: dzit 23 Attributions

    Jí 疾 (ant. xú 徐 "slowly") typically refers to urgent speedy action of limited duration.

    • nabactspeeding up, enforcing urgently
    • nabfeaturespeed
    • v[adN]indefinitethose who are quick; the speedy
    • vadNfast, very quick; gusty (winds)
    • vadVswiftly, quickly; rashly; in such haste
    • vibe fast and intensive (of wind etc)
    • viactmove quickly; move with urgency; be fast enough
    • vt+V[0]be very quick to, be very eager to
       sù OC: sooɡ MC: suk 20 Attributions
    • nsubjectwhat is swift
    • nabconcept(notion of) speed
    • nabstativebeing fast, being quick
    • vadVquickly; fast; as soon as possible
    • vadVadverb-raisingquickly ( e.g. 速能V= 能速V)
    • vibe speedy, rapid, quick; be in a hurry
    • vpostadVquickly
    • vt+prep+Ngradedbe faster than (something)
    • vtoNcausativespeed up; hasten (a contextually determinate object or action)
    • vtoNcausativecause to come quickly, quicken the arrival of, "invite"; speed up
    • vadVexcessivelytoo fast
    • viquickly understandable, easy to understand
    • nab.post-Nthe high speed of N
       jí OC: krɯb MC: kip 9 Attributions
    • vadNfast-flowing (river)
    • vadVurgently, quickly
    • vibe quick; be quick to react
    • vpostadVin great haste
       xùn OC: sɯns MC: sʷin 6 Attributions

    Xùn 迅 emphasises high speed and abruptness and eruptive violence, often in natural processes.

    • vadNvery fast; very abrupt; gushy (wind)
    • vadVabruptly
    • vibe extremely fast and strong (of winds or lightning); be quick to come
       zǒu OC: tsooʔ MC: tsu 4 Attributions
    • vadNfleet-footed (horses), racing (horses)
       kuài OC: khʷraads MC: khɣɛi 2 Attributions
    • vadVquickly
    • vibe quick of mind
       bào OC: boowɡs MC: bɑu 2 Attributions
    • vadNquick, fast
    • vadVrapidly; LH 1: at reasonably quick speed
       jù OC: ɡlas MC: gi̯ɤ 2 Attributions
    • vadNimmediate; quick
    • vadVquickly
    儵 / 倏   shū OC: qhljɯwɡ MC: ɕuk shū OC: qhljɯwɡ MC: ɕuk 1 Attribution
    • vadVHUAINAN: in no time, after short intervals; occasionally used verbally: dart forth abruptly
    激 / 激憿   jī OC: kleeɡ MC: kek  OC:  MC:  1 Attribution
    • vibe hot-tempered; brisk
       jié OC: sɡleb MC: dziɛp 1 Attribution

    Jíé 捷 adds to the notion of maximum speed the nuance of deftness and general skill.

    • vibe deft and quick
    輕 / 輕   qìng OC: kheŋs MC: khiɛŋ qīng OC: kheŋ MC: khiɛŋ 1 Attribution
    • vilight-footed, nimble-footed; fickle
       chuán OC: djon MC: dʑiɛn 1 Attribution

    without delay, in no time

    • vadVquickly
       chì OC: rʰɯɡ MC: ʈhɨk 1 Attribution

    1. The most current general word for anything that moves at high speed is sù 速 (ant. chí 遲 "so slowly that one becomes late").

    • vadNfast; speedy; swift
       piāo OC: phew MC: phiɛu 1 Attribution

    Piāo 飄 refers specifically to the speed of wind.

    • vadNfast and whirling (of wind)
    • vadVwhirlingly, at whirling speed
       fēi OC: pɯl MC: pɨi 1 Attribution
    • vadNfleet, quick as if flying 飛駏
       shǐ OC: srɯʔ MC: ʂɨ 1 Attribution
    • vadNswift-running, quick
    不日   bù rì OC: pɯʔ mljiɡ MC: pi̯ut ȵit 1 Attribution

    Bù rì 不日without delay, in a short time, quickly.

    • VPadSwithout delay
    日夜   rì yè OC: mljiɡ k-laɡs MC: ȵit jɣɛ 1 Attribution
    • NPadVin a short time (like a day and its night), quickly
    率爾   shuài ěr OC: sruds mljelʔ MC: ʂi ȵiɛ 1 Attribution
    • VPibe unruffled and quick
    迅疾   xùn jí OC: sɯns dzid MC: sʷin dzit 1 Attribution
    • VPibe fast
    迅速   xùn sù OC: sɯns sooɡ MC: sʷin suk 1 Attribution
    • VPibe quick, fast, rapid
    造然   zào rán OC: skhuuɡs njen MC: tshɑu ȵiɛn 1 Attribution
    • VPadVquickly; abruptly
       lì OC: rids MC: li 1 Attribution
    • vifast; agile
    揮霍   huī huò  MC: xjw+j xwak  OC: qhul qhʷaaɡ  1 Attribution
    • VPibe quick to emerge, to change and to disappear; be ephemeral
    偏疾   piān jí MC: phjien dzit OC: phen dzid 1 Attribution
    • NPabquick and urgent musical mode; prestissimo
    齊給   qí jǐ jǐ xiá gěi MC: dzej kip OC: dziil krub 1 Attribution
    • VPifigurativequick-witted
    便利   biàn lì MC: bjien lijH OC: bens rids 1 Attribution
    • VPifigurativenimble, prompt
       jí OC: kɯɡ MC: kɨk 0 Attributions

    Jí 亟 (ant. huǎn 緩 "too slowly") refers to maximum speed possible under prevailing circumstances.

    • vadVgradedquickly, urgently, on the spot, without any delay whatsoever
    • viactbe quicker 亟於
       cù OC: tshoɡ MC: tshi̯ok 0 Attributions
    • vadVquickly 促死 "die quickly"
    • vibe quick
       jù OC: ɡlaɡ MC: gɣɛk 0 Attributions
    • vadVquickly; abruptly
    • vibe quick and dramatic  YANG XIONG 二世而亡,何其劇與。
        OC:  MC:  0 Attributions
    • vadNhot-tempered; brisk
       shuò OC: sqrooɡ MC: ʂɣɔk 0 Attributions
    • vadVquickly, in such quick succession
       jí OC: ɡɯɡ MC: gɨk 0 Attributions
    • vadVquickly (loan for 亟)
       yù OC: ɢʷɯd MC: ɦʷit 0 Attributions
    • virace along??
       liè OC: b-red MC: liɛt 0 Attributions
    • vichangeto quicken, to become violent (like a gust of wind)
       jué OC: kod MC: ki̯ɐt 0 Attributions
    • vadVquickly
       huò OC: qhʷaaɡ MC: hɑk 0 Attributions
         zhòu OC: sɡrus MC: ɖʐɨu 0 Attributions
      • vadVquickly
      激急   jī jí OC: kleeɡ krɯb MC: kek kip 0 Attributions
      • VPibe fast-moving
      疾徐   jí xú OC: dzid lja MC: dzit zi̯ɤ 0 Attributions
      • NPab{nab1ant.nab2}featurerelative speed
      遲速   chí sù OC: rlil sooɡ MC: ɖi suk 0 Attributions
      • NPab{nab1ant.nab2}featurerapid versus slow onset??
         shèng OC: qhljeŋs MC: ɕiɛŋ 0 Attributions
      • nadVat supreme speed
          MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
      • VPibe quick to emerge, to change and to disappear; be ephemeral
          MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
      • NPabquick and urgent musical mode; prestissimo

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