Synonyms for fast

Synonyms for (noun) fast

Synonyms: fast, fasting

Definition: abstaining from food

Similar words: abstinence

Definition: act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite

Synonyms for (verb) fast

Synonyms: fast

Definition: abstain from eating

Usage: Before the medical exam, you must fast

Similar words: desist, abstain, refrain

Definition: choose not to consume

Usage: I abstain from alcohol


Synonyms: fast

Definition: abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons

Usage: Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

Similar words: desist, abstain, refrain

Definition: choose not to consume

Usage: I abstain from alcohol

Synonyms for (adjective) fast

Synonyms: fast

Definition: (of a photographic lens or emulsion) causing a shortening of exposure time

Usage: a fast lens

Similar words: causative

Definition: producing an effect

Usage: poverty as a causative factor in crime


Synonyms: fast, firm, truehearted, loyal

Definition: unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause

Usage: a firm ally; loyal supporters; the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; fast friends

Similar words: faithful

Definition: steadfast in affection or allegiance

Usage: years of faithful service; faithful employees; we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor


Synonyms: fast

Definition: acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

Usage: fast film; on the fast track in school; set a fast pace; a fast car

Similar words: accelerated

Definition: speeded up, as of an academic course

Usage: in an accelerated program in school


Similar words: alacritous

Definition: quick and eager

Usage: an alacritous response to the invitation


Similar words: red-hot, hot, blistering

Definition: very fast; capable of quick response and great speed

Usage: a hot sports car; a blistering pace; got off to a hot start; in hot pursuit; a red-hot line drive


Similar words: double-quick

Definition: (of a marching cadence) very quick


Similar words: express

Definition: without unnecessary stops

Usage: an express train; an express shipment


Similar words: fast-breaking

Definition: occurring rapidly as a series of events in rapid succession

Usage: the broadcast was interrupted by a fast-breaking news story about the invasion


Similar words: fast-paced

Definition: of communication that proceeds rapidly

Usage: a fast-paced talker; fast-paced fiction


Similar words: fleet, swift

Definition: moving very fast

Usage: fleet of foot; the fleet scurrying of squirrels; a swift current; swift flight of an arrow; a swift runner


Similar words: high-speed, high-velocity

Definition: operating at high speed

Usage: a high-speed food processor; a high-velocity shell


Similar words: hurrying, scurrying

Definition: moving with great haste

Usage: affection for this hurrying driving...little man; lashed the scurrying horses


Similar words: immediate, quick, prompt, straightaway

Definition: performed with little or no delay

Usage: an immediate reply to my letter; a prompt reply; was quick to respond; a straightaway denial


Similar words: instant, instantaneous

Definition: occurring with no delay

Usage: relief was instantaneous; instant gratification


Similar words: meteoric

Definition: like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience

Usage: a meteoric rise to fame


Similar words: speedy, quick

Definition: accomplished rapidly and without delay

Usage: was quick to make friends; his quick reaction prevented an accident; hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem; a speedy recovery; he has a right to a speedy trial


Similar words: rapid

Definition: done or occurring in a brief period of time

Usage: a rapid rise through the ranks


Similar words: rapid, speedy

Definition: characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed

Usage: a rapid movement; a speedy car; a speedy errand boy


Similar words: smart

Definition: quick and brisk

Usage: I gave him a smart salute; we walked at a smart pace


Similar words: winged

Definition: very fast; as if with wings

Usage: on winged feet


Similar words: windy

Definition: resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability

Usage: a windy dash home


Synonyms: fast

Definition: at a rapid tempo

Usage: the band played a fast fox trot

Similar words: allegro

Definition: (of tempo) fast


Similar words: allegretto

Definition: (of tempo) faster than allegro


Similar words: andantino

Definition: (of tempo) moderately fast


Similar words: presto

Definition: (of tempo) very fast


Similar words: prestissimo

Definition: (of tempo) as fast as possible


Similar words: vivace

Definition: (of tempo) very fast and lively


Synonyms: firm, fast, immobile

Definition: securely fixed in place

Usage: the post was still firm after being hit by the car

Similar words: fixed

Definition: securely placed or fastened or set

Usage: a fixed piece of wood; a fixed resistor


Synonyms: quick, fast, flying

Definition: hurried and brief

Usage: paid a flying visit; took a flying glance at the book; a quick inspection; a fast visit

Similar words: hurried

Definition: moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

Usage: a hurried trip to the store; the hurried life of a city; a hurried job


Synonyms: riotous, profligate, libertine, debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast

Definition: unrestrained by convention or morality

Usage: Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society; deplorably dissipated and degraded; riotous living; fast women

Similar words: immoral

Definition: deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong


Synonyms: fast

Definition: resistant to destruction or fading

Usage: fast colors

Similar words: imperviable, impervious

Definition: not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

Usage: a material impervious to water; someone impervious to argument


Synonyms: fast

Definition: (of surfaces) conducive to rapid speeds

Usage: a fast road; grass courts are faster than clay

Similar words: smooth

Definition: having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities

Usage: smooth skin; a smooth tabletop; smooth fabric; a smooth road; water as smooth as a mirror