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 for quickness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quickness \Quick"ness\, n.
     1. The condition or quality of being quick or living; life.
        [Obs.]
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              Touch it with thy celestial quickness. --Herbert.
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     2. Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion;
        speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit.
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              This deed . . . must send thee hence
              With fiery quickness.                 --Shak.
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              His mind had, indeed, great quickness and vigor. --
                                                    Macaulay.
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     3. Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility.
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              Would not quickness of sensation be an inconvenience
              to an animal that must lie still ?    --Locke
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     4. Sharpness; pungency of taste. --Mortimer.
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quickness
      n 1: skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his
           quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was
           famous for his facility as an archer" [syn: adeptness,
           adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness]
      2: intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct
         responses without delay [syn: mental quickness,
         quickness, quick-wittedness]
      3: a rate that is rapid [syn: celerity, quickness,
         rapidity, rapidness, speediness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  195 Moby Thesaurus words for "quickness":
     ability, abruptness, acuity, acuteness, address, adeptness,
     adroitness, agility, air speed, airmanship, alacrity, alertness,
     animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, aptitude, aptness,
     artfulness, artisanship, artistry, attention, attentiveness,
     avidity, avidness, bat, braininess, bravura, breathless impatience,
     brightness, brilliance, briskness, capability, capacity, celerity,
     cheerful readiness, clear thinking, cleverness, command,
     competence, control, coordination, craft, craftsmanship, cunning,
     decisiveness, deftness, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness,
     diplomacy, dispatch, docility, eagerness, educability, efficiency,
     elan, esprit, expedition, expeditiousness, expertise, facility,
     fastness, feverishness, finesse, flair, flight, flit, flurry,
     forwardness, furiousness, gait, genius, giftedness, gifts, grace,
     grip, ground speed, gust, gusto, handiness, haste, hastiness,
     horsemanship, hurriedness, hurry, immediacy, immediateness,
     impatience, impetuosity, impetuousness, impressionability,
     impulsiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, instantaneousness,
     intelligence, keen desire, keen-wittedness, keenness, knots,
     know-how, life, lightning speed, liveliness, malleability,
     marksmanship, mastership, mastery, mental alertness,
     mercurial mind, miles per hour, moldability, motivation,
     native cleverness, nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness,
     nous, overhastiness, pace, plasticity, pliability,
     practical ability, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness,
     precipitation, precipitousness, proficiency, promptitude,
     promptness, prowess, punctuality, punctualness, quick parts,
     quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, rapidity, rashness,
     readiness, ready wit, receptivity, recklessness, resource,
     resourcefulness, round pace, rpm, rush, savoir-faire, savvy,
     seamanship, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, skill, skillfulness,
     sleeplessness, smartness, smarts, snappiness, speed, speediness,
     spirit, sprightly wit, spryness, style, suddenness, summariness,
     susceptibility, swift rate, swiftness, tact, tactfulness, talent,
     teachability, teachableness, technical brilliance,
     technical mastery, technical skill, technique, timing,
     trainableness, velocity, verve, virtuosity, vitality, vivacity,
     wakefulness, willingness, wit, wizardry, workmanship, zest,
     zestfulness
  
  

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