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expeditious

[ek-spi-dish-uh s]
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  1. characterized by promptness; quick: an expeditious answer to an inquiry.
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Origin of expeditious

First recorded in 1590–1600; exped(ition) + -itious
Related formsex·pe·di·tious·ly, adverbex·pe·di·tious·ness, nounnon·ex·pe·di·tious, adjectivenon·ex·pe·di·tious·ly, adverbnon·ex·pe·di·tious·ness, nounun·ex·pe·di·tious, adjectiveun·ex·pe·di·tious·ly, adverbun·ex·pe·di·tious·ness, noun

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prompt, swift, speedy, fast, rapid.

Antonyms

slow, leisurely, deliberate.
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expeditious

adjective
  1. characterized by or done with speed and efficiency; prompt; quick
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Derived Formsexpeditiously, adverbexpeditiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for expeditiously

expeditious

adj.

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.

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