[ UK /kwˈɪknəs/ ]
[ US /ˈkwɪknəs/ ]
  1. intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay
  2. a rate that is rapid
  3. skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    he was famous for his facility as an archer
    his quick adeptness was a product of good design
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How To Use quickness In A Sentence

  • It occurred to Wyllard that Gregory had, at least, made no great success of farming; but that occupation, as practised on the prairie, demands a good deal more than quickness and what some call brilliancy from the man who undertakes it. Hawtrey's Deputy
  • He is a sure tackler with great quickness.
  • But coach Gregg Williams prefers quickness over excess girth in the middle of his defense.
  • He is infamous throughout the village for his bitter temperament and quickness to anger.
  • A larger-scale version of the sextet of spirits which closes act I, act IV moves with the quickness and confusedness of a full Mozartian concerted finale. 'An assiduous frequenter of the Italian opera': Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound and the opera buffa
  • She responded strongly and with breath-taking quickness to this situation.
  • The quickness of his temper was counteracted by the generosity and benevolence of his heart.
  • Suddenly, and with appalling quickness the mastodonic brute reared itself on its mighty hind legs and elongated its neck and body in an effort to reach this vociferous pigmy whose clamor was disturbing the primeval silence of its horrible realm. The Conquering Sword Of Conan
  • He used his mental quickness as a weapon to see through the faulty logic of the people who reported to him.
  • Smith is a most suitable candidate for such negotiator since his tact and quickness of mind are equal to the occasion.
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