- characterized by promptness; quick: an expeditious answer to an inquiry.
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Examples from the Web for expeditious
Of course, any full and expeditious development of these cleaner-coal strategies would require significant financial support.Yes, There’s a ‘War on Coal.’ Here’s How to End It.
August 16, 2013
In terms of whatever the ask list was they were extremely efficient and expeditious with everything.Paul Ryan Used Government Funds and Power to Try and Save GM Plant in His District
August 17, 2012
But even in the new, expeditious blog-to-book world, the TIWYF deal was extremely swift.Food That Can Kill You Instantly
October 27, 2009
So expeditious was the measure, that soon the obvious material was exhausted.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
The route by Alexandria and Suez, they all tell me, is the best and most expeditious.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
So expeditious, in fact, was Beza, that on the twenty-second of August he was in Paris.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
Robin had been expeditious; it yet wanted twenty minutes to ten by his watch.Mary Gray
It is a very simple and expeditious way of storing the logs.Earth's Enigmas
Charles G. D. Roberts
- characterized by or done with speed and efficiency; prompt; quick
Word Origin and History for expeditious
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.