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speedy

[spee-dee] /ˈspi di/
adjective, speedier, speediest.
1.
characterized by speed; rapid; swift; fast.
2.
coming, given, or arrived at quickly or soon; prompt; not delayed:
a speedy recovery.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English spedy. See speed, -y1
Related forms
speedily, adverb
speediness, noun
overspeedily, adverb
overspeediness, noun
overspeedy, adjective
unspeedily, adverb
unspeediness, noun
unspeedy, adjective
Synonyms
1. quick. 2. expeditious.
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British Dictionary definitions for speedily

speedy

/ˈspiːdɪ/
adjective speedier, speediest
1.
characterized by speed of motion
2.
done or decided without delay; quick
Derived Forms
speedily, adverb
speediness, noun
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Word Origin and History for speedily

speedy

adj.

Old English spedig "prosperous, wealthy;" meaning "moving swiftly" is from late 14c., from speed (n.) + -y (2). Related: Speedily; speediness. Speedy Gonzales, Warner Brothers studios cartoon mouse, debuted in 1953 short directed by Bob McKimson.

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