Synonyms of fast in English

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fast1


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adjective

1‘a fast sports car’

SYNONYMS
speedy, quick, swift, rapid
brisk, nimble, sprightly, lively
fast-moving, high-speed, turbo, sporty, accelerated, express, flying
whirlwind, blistering, breakneck, pell-mell, meteoric, smart
hasty, hurried
unhesitating, expeditious
fleet-footed
informal nippy, zippy, spanking, scorching, blinding, supersonic
British informal cracking
literary fleet
rare tantivy, alacritous, volant
ANTONYMS

slow

2‘his hand slammed against the door, holding it fast’

SYNONYMS
secure, secured, fastened, tight, firmly fixed
stuck, jammed, immovable, unbudgeable, stiff
closed, shut, to
ANTONYMS

loose

3‘the dyes are boiled with yarn to produce a fast colour’

SYNONYMS
indelible, lasting, permanent, stable
ANTONYMS

temporary

4‘they remained fast friends’

SYNONYMS
loyal, devoted, faithful, firm, steadfast, staunch, true, boon, bosom, inseparable
constant, lasting, unchanging, unwavering, enduring, unswerving
informal as thick as thieves

5‘a fast woman’

SYNONYMS
promiscuous, licentious, dissolute, impure, unchaste, wanton, abandoned, of easy virtue
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’

SYNONYMS
wild, dissipated, dissolute, debauched, intemperate, immoderate, louche, rakish, decadent, unrestrained, reckless, profligate, self-indulgent, shameless, sinful, immoral, extravagant
informal swinging
ANTONYMS

sedate


adverb

1‘she drove fast towards the gates’

SYNONYMS
quickly, rapidly, swiftly, speedily, briskly, at speed, at full speed, at full tilt
energetically
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, in no time at all, on the double, at the speed of light, like an arrow from a bow
informal double quick, in double quick time, p.d.q., pretty damn quick, nippily, like lightning, like greased lightning, at warp speed, hell for leather, like mad, like crazy, like the wind, like a bomb, like nobody's business, like a scalded cat, like the deuce, a mile a minute, like a bat out of hell, at warp speed
British informal like the clappers, at a rate of knots, like billy-o
North American informal lickety-split
literary apace
ANTONYMS

slowly

2‘his wheels were stuck fast’

SYNONYMS
securely, tightly, immovably, fixedly, firmly

3‘Richard's fast asleep’

SYNONYMS
deeply, sound, completely

4‘she lived fast and dangerously’

SYNONYMS
wildly, dissolutely, intemperately, immoderately, rakishly, recklessly, self-indulgently, extravagantly

Synonyms of fast in English

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fast2


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verb

1‘the ministry instructed people to fast, pray, and read scripture’

SYNONYMS
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


noun

1‘a five-day fast’

SYNONYMS
period of fasting, period of abstinence
hunger strike
diet
ANTONYMS

feast


Phrases

    fast and furious

    ‘the fun was fast and furious’


    SYNONYMS

    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’


    SYNONYMS

    attach, fasten, secure, fix, affix, join, connect, couple, link, tie, tie up, bind, fetter, strap, rope, tether, truss, lash, hitch, moor, anchor, yoke, chain