expeditious

[ek-spi-dish-uhs]

adjective

characterized by promptness; quick: an expeditious answer to an inquiry.

Nearby words

  1. expeditate,
  2. expedite,
  3. expediter,
  4. expedition,
  5. expeditionary,
  6. expel,
  7. expellant,
  8. expellee,
  9. expeller,
  10. expellers

Origin of expeditious

First recorded in 1590–1600; exped(ition) + -itious

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British Dictionary definitions for expeditiously

expeditious

adjective

characterized by or done with speed and efficiency; prompt; quick
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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