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
For the foreign citizen with no insurance, it was an expeditious way to get the
  needed vaccine.
For a peer-reviewed journal article, you have the right to expect expeditious
  and reasonable peer review.
The big problem is that the orbit speed of fat is again faster, promoting
  expeditious cell division.
The proceedings included the disposition of eight indictments, all of which
  were settled in an expeditious manner.
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