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[promp-ti-tood, -tyood]
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  1. promptness.
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Origin of promptitude

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Late Latin word prōmptitūdō. See prompt, -i-, -tude
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Related Words for promptitude

alacrity, swiftness, velocity, willingness, keenness, preparation, preparedness, fitness, acceleration, agility, quickness, pace, momentum, cleverness, sharpness, dexterity, urgency, haste, rush, celerity

Examples from the Web for promptitude

Historical Examples of promptitude

  • But what has been sought with eagerness ought to be acknowledged with promptitude.

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • The promptitude of Dora's recovery was a new surprise to our hero.

  • Promptitude in action may be stimulated by a due consideration of the value of time.


    Samuel Smiles

  • Decision and promptitude are as requisite in self-culture as in business.


    Samuel Smiles

  • I only grieve they cannot be put in execution with the promptitude that I desire.

    Gomez Arias

    Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso

British Dictionary definitions for promptitude


  1. the quality of being prompt; punctuality
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