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quickness

QUICK'NESS, n.

1. Speed; velocity; celerity; rapidity; as the quickness of motion.

2. Activity; briskness; promptness, as the quickness of the imagination or wit.

3. Acuteness of perception; keep sensibility; as quickness of sensation.

4. Sharpness; pungency.



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QUICK'NESS, n.

1. Speed; velocity; celerity; rapidity; as the quickness of motion.

2. Activity; briskness; promptness, as the quickness of the imagination or wit.

3. Acuteness of perception; keep sensibility; as quickness of sensation.

4. Sharpness; pungency.

QUICK'NESS, n.

  1. Speed; velocity; celerity; rapidity; as, the quickness of motion.
  2. Activity; briskness; promptness; as, the quickness of the imagination or wit. – Wotton. Dryden.
  3. Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility; as, quickness of sensation. – Locke.
  4. Sharpness; pungency. – Mortimer.

Quick"ness
  1. The condition or quality of being quick or living; life.

    [Obs.]

    Touch it with thy celestial quickness. Herbert.

  2. Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion; speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit.

    This deed . . . must send thee hence
    With fiery quickness.
    Shak.

    His mind had, indeed, great quickness and vigor. Macaulay.

  3. Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility.

    Would not quickness of sensation be an inconvenience to an animal that must lie still ? Locke

  4. Sharpness; pungency of taste.

    Mortimer.

    Syn. -- Velocity; celerity; rapidity; speed; haste; expedition; promptness; dispatch; swiftness; nimbleness; fleetness; agility; briskness; liveliness; readiness; sagacity; shrewdness; shrewdness; sharpness; keenness.

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Quickness

QUICK'NESS, noun

1. Speed; velocity; celerity; rapidity; as the quickness of motion.

2. Activity; briskness; promptness, as the quickness of the imagination or wit.

3. Acuteness of perception; keep sensibility; as quickness of sensation.

4. Sharpness; pungency.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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INHAB'ITABLE, a. [from inhabit.] Habitable; that may be inhabited; capable of affording habitation to animals. The stars may be inhabitable worlds. Some regions of the earth are not inhabitable by reason of cold or sterility. A building may be too old and decayed to be inhabitable.

1. Not habitable. [L. inhabitabilis.] [Not in use.]

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