adjective, speed·i·er, speed·i·est.
Origin of speedy
Examples from the Web for speedily
Nina rushed home to Cornwall, speedily typed them up and emailed them off to Mary-Kay.
Initially thrilled by the Russian Revolution, Cahan was speedily disenchanted.Moving It Forward: The Life of Abraham Cahan Considered|Wendy Smith|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Once cloture was finally achieved, Jones was speedily confirmed by the Senate by a 53-42 vote.
I call it The Bullet,” she says, because it “speedily gets me where I want to go.
If the first impact is not deadly, passengers need to be speedily evacuated to escape the other two fates.
If, perchance, any discordant note was sounded it was speedily hushed.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions|Slason Thompson
The moral superiority of Christianity to paganism was speedily obvious.
Every obstacle creates confusion, speedily converted into panic by opposition.Destruction and Reconstruction:|Richard Taylor
The following maladies of wines, are certain accidental deteriorations, to which remedies should be speedily applied.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Now that troops were quartered in their homes this state of things was speedily changed.Lafcadio Hearn|Nina H. Kennard
adjective speedier or speediest
Old English spedig "prosperous, wealthy;" meaning "moving swiftly" is from late 14c., from speed (n.) + -y (2). Related: Speedily; speediness. Speedy Gonzales, Warner Brothers studios cartoon mouse, debuted in 1953 short directed by Bob McKimson.