expeditiousness

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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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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