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[promp-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˈprɒmp tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
Origin of promptitude
late Middle English
First recorded in 1400-50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word prōmptitūdō. See prompt, -i-, -tude Unabridged
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  • Yet her faith in him was not ill-founded, for he returned like an echo as to promptitude.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • If we did not grasp them with promptitude and decision they have gone for ever.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • The brusque world too is to be met, with all its hurry and promptitude.

    Dream Life Donald G. Mitchell
  • promptitude they knew to be everything, so they swept up the gorge like a whirlwind.

    The Wild Man of the West R.M. Ballantyne
  • He had, however, little reckoned on the young King's promptitude.

    The Chaplet of Pearls Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Your men of promptitude, without power or judgment, are common and are useful.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • There was no lack of promptitude or energy on board the vessel.

    In the Track of the Troops R.M. Ballantyne
  • But what has been sought with eagerness ought to be acknowledged with promptitude.

  • He mimicked me exactly when he asked me to take supper with him, and I tried hard to imitate him in promptitude when I accepted.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • The promptitude of Dora's recovery was a new surprise to our hero.

British Dictionary definitions for promptitude


the quality of being prompt; punctuality
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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