Smart Words of the English Language

These english synonyms and antonyms for all kind of movements has been arranged by categories. For each word (fast, quick, swift, expeditious, slow, laggard, sluggish, tardy, ...) you will find about 10 to 40 synonyms. Antonyms are included in the sense, that the words consists mostly of pairs which have the opposite meaning.

Synonyms for Fast

fast Meaning of these synonyms (adjectives): Marked by rapidity of motion or action
Example sentence: The teacher was a good driver - if a trifle fast.
accelerated alacritous breakneck brisk
celeritous expeditious fleet hasty hurried
hustling lightning-quick nimble quick rapid
responsive speedy swift

Synonyms for Slow

slow Meaning of these synonyms (adjectives): Slow to respond or to perform / At a low rate of speed
Example sentence: True healing has to come from within: a matter of patient, slow plod towards self-understanding, of gritting the teeth and enduring boredom.
adagio andante behind creeping
deliberate dilatory gradual laggard late
leaden-footed leisurely slack slow-footed slow-going
sluggardly sluggish snail-like static steady
tardy tortoise-like unhurried




Speak or write fast (instead of slow)? Try to use some of these Abbreviations — the page lists the 50 most commonly used.