- characterized by speed; rapid; swift; fast.
- coming, given, or arrived at quickly or soon; prompt; not delayed: a speedy recovery.
Origin of speedy
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1. quick. 2. expeditious.
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Examples from the Web for speediness
If certainty be a main requisite, speediness is also necessary; lasting and cruel punishments harden but do not reclaim.Curiosities of Olden Times
The boy was clever and quick, but his speediness speedily degenerated into fastness.The Comic History of Rome
Gilbert Abbott Becket
This speediness on his part means that he uses up more energy, and hence needs more food, and he needs to assimilate it faster.Unexplored!
- characterized by speed of motion
- done or decided without delay; quick
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Word Origin and History for speediness
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