expeditious

[ek-spi-dish-uhs]
adjective
characterized by promptness; quick: an expeditious answer to an inquiry.

Origin:
1590–1600; exped(ition) + -itious

expeditiously, adverb
expeditiousness, noun
nonexpeditious, adjective
nonexpeditiously, adverb
nonexpeditiousness, noun
unexpeditious, adjective
unexpeditiously, adverb
unexpeditiousness, noun


prompt, swift, speedy, fast, rapid.


slow, leisurely, deliberate.
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expeditious (ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃəs)
 
adj
characterized by or done with speed and efficiency; prompt; quick
 
expe'ditiously
 
adv
 
expe'ditiousness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

expeditious
late 15c., expedycius "useful, fitting," from L. expeditus, pp. of expidere (see expedite). Meaning "speedy" is from 1590s. Related: Expeditiously.
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Example sentences
He was a native of the country they were going through, he said, and could
  guide them expeditiously and cheaply.
The goal was to acquire these precious metals as expeditiously as possible.
We respond expeditiously to requests to remove such content from our services,
  and have been improving our procedures over time.
Whatever is to be done should be done expeditiously and well.
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