- 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 speedy
She talks like her daughter now; everyone does, in that speedy, all-knowing, wisecrack-spattered sitcom patois of Modern Family.
Frank “Speedy” Lopera filed a similar suit alleging he was deceived by Richardson.How Terry Richardson Paid His Way Out of Trouble
The Daily Beast
June 17, 2014
Cooper good-naturedly laughed off the prank, before eliciting help from some other actors for speedy Sediuk removal.An Analysis of Vitalii Sediuk’s Pranks (He’s the Guy Who Touched Brad Pitt)
May 29, 2014
Recently, the White House has been pushing the speedy confirmation of ambassadors to countries Obama is set to visit.Obama Confidant To Be Next Ambassador To South Korea
May 1, 2014
In the morning the camels walked on, and all too soon we were in Marrakech, back in the world of speedy boarding.On Foot in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco
January 22, 2014
Bail was denied to Marsh, Vasca and Joe, and for them a speedy trial was urged.The Harbor
Serge seemed a little surprised at this speedy termination of their sleep.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
But if it be true, then is not the body liable to speedy dissolution?Phaedo
He knew that if he returned to Algiers there would be a speedy end to him.The Sea-Hawk
Were he again to lose his temper now, there would indeed be a speedy end to him.St. Martin's Summer
- characterized by speed of motion
- done or decided without delay; quick
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Word Origin and History for speedy
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