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expeditious

[ek-spi-dish-uh s] /ˌɛk spɪˈdɪʃ əs/
adjective
1.
characterized by promptness; quick:
an expeditious answer to an inquiry.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; exped(ition) + -itious
Related forms
expeditiously, adverb
expeditiousness, noun
nonexpeditious, adjective
nonexpeditiously, adverb
nonexpeditiousness, noun
unexpeditious, adjective
unexpeditiously, adverb
unexpeditiousness, noun
Synonyms
prompt, swift, speedy, fast, rapid.
Antonyms
slow, leisurely, deliberate.
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British Dictionary definitions for expeditiousness

expeditious

/ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by or done with speed and efficiency; prompt; quick
Derived Forms
expeditiously, adverb
expeditiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for expeditiousness

expeditious

adj.

late 15c., expedycius "useful, fitting," from Latin expeditus "disengaged, ready, prompt," past participle of expidere (see expedite). Meaning "speedy" is from 1590s. Related: Expeditiously; expeditiousness.

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