adjective, speed·i·er, speed·i·est.
TAKE ROUND 2 OF OUR PSAT VOCABULARY QUIZ!
Origin of speedy
OTHER WORDS FROM speedy
Words nearby speedy
What does speedy mean?
Speedy is commonly used to mean prompt or with minimal delay. It’s often used in the phrase speedy recovery, meaning a prompt recovery from an illness or injury.
Speedy also means very fast. In this sense, it’s often applied as a nickname for athletes who are very fast and quick.
Example: I’d like to thank the customer service team for their speedy resolution to this issue.
Where does speedy come from?
The first records of speedy come from the 1300s. Speedy is the adjective form of the noun speed.
When we want to describe someone or something as having great speed, we typically just use the word fast. When we use Speedy as a nickname for an athlete (or a cartoon mouse), it usually implies speed but also general quickness and agility.
Perhaps most often, though, speedy is used to mean “prompt.” We wish people a speedy recovery because we want them to promptly feel all better. A speedy resolution to a problem is one that’s implemented promptly and without unnecessary delays. In the TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the delivery man, Mr. McFeeley, was always making a “speedy delivery,” popularizing the term for deliveries that arrive promptly.
Did you know ... ?
What are some other forms related to speedy?
- speed (noun)
- speedier (comparative adjective)
- speediest (superlative adjective)
- speedily (adverb)
- speediness (noun)
- overspeedily (adverb)
- overspeediness (noun)
What are some synonyms for speedy?
What are some words that share a root or word element with speedy?
What are some words that often get used in discussing speedy?
How is speedy used in real life?
Speedy is most commonly used in the phrases speedy recovery and speedy delivery. It’s also a somewhat common nickname for athletes.
— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) September 23, 2018
Everyone at Manchester City wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery after his surgery #footballfamily
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 5, 2018
Power back on via a mobile generator installed on the industrial estate by some really efficient power workers- @UKPowerNetworks your crew in CB1 8DH are fantastic – well done and thank you for a speedy resolution!
— APC Cambridge (@ApcCambridge) May 1, 2020
Try using speedy!
Which of the following words is NOT a synonym for speedy?
Example sentences 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.
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)|Amy Zimmerman|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the morning the camels walked on, and all too soon we were in Marrakech, back in the world of speedy boarding.
A fair trial and a speedy trial is part of the American tradition and is nothing we need to be afraid of in our own tradition.Try Gitmo Prisoners at Gitmo, Recommend Four Virginia Congressmen|Miranda Green|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A sousing rain soon made confusion among them, and reconciled us to a speedy departure.From the Oak to the Olive|Julia Ward Howe
But time was speedy and the war correspondents were anxious to attend the parade.The Siege of Mafeking (1900)|J. Angus Hamilton.
He has resigned his office, and given bail for his appearance in Court, asking for a speedy trial.
For the speedy subjection of them all, we need a large force.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898|E. H. Blair
Wotan appears, and taunts him with his impotence, telling him meanwhile of Siegfried's speedy arrival.The Opera|R.A. Streatfeild