expeditious

  • 1 Expeditious — Ex pe*di tious, a. Possessed of, or characterized by, expedition, or efficiency and rapidity in action; performed with, or acting with, expedition; quick; having celerity; speedily; as, an expeditious march or messenger. {Ex pe*di tious*ly}, adv …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 expeditious — I adjective accelerated, accomplished efficiently, active, alacritious, brisk, ceier, done quickly, done with expedition, efficient, express, fast, fleet, hasty, immediate, instant, maturus, prompt, promptus, punctual, quick, rapid, ready, snappy …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 expeditious — late 15c., expedycius useful, fitting, from L. expeditus disengaged, ready, prompt, pp. of expidere (see EXPEDITE (Cf. expedite)). Meaning speedy is from 1590s. Related: Expeditiously; expeditiousness …

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  • 4 expeditious — speedy, swift, *fast, rapid, fleet, quick, hasty Analogous words: efficient, *effective, efficacious, effectual: brisk, *agile, nimble: *quick, ready, prompt Antonyms: sluggish Contrasted words: inefficient, ineffective, inefficacious,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 expeditious — [adj] immediate, speedy active, alert, breakneck, brisk, diligent, effective, effectual, efficient, fast, fleet, hasty, instant, nimble, prompt, punctual, quick, rapid, ready, swift; concepts 542,588 Ant. pokey, retarded, slow …

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  • 6 expeditious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ quick and efficient. DERIVATIVES expeditiously adverb expeditiousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 expeditious — [eks΄pə dish′əs] adj. done with or characterized by expedition; efficient and speedy; prompt expeditiously adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 expeditious — adjective /ɛkspɪˈdɪʃəs/ a) Fast, prompt, speedy. Our coachman and horses are so extremely expeditious! I believe we drive faster than any body. b) Completed or done with efficiency and speed; facilitating speed. As they thus pressed forward,… …

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  • 9 expeditious — [[t]e̱kspɪdɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Expeditious means quick and efficient. [FORMAL] The judge said that arbitration was a fair and expeditious decision making process. Derived words: expeditiously ADV GRADED ADV with v The matter has certainly been… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 expeditious — expeditiously, adv. expeditiousness, n. /ek spi dish euhs/, adj. characterized by promptness; quick: an expeditious answer to an inquiry. [1590 1600; EXPED(ITION) + ITIOUS] Syn. prompt, swift, speedy, fast, rapid. Ant. slow, leisurely, deliberate …

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  • 11 expeditious — adjective an expeditious review Syn: speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast, brisk, efficient; prompt, punctual, immediate, instant; literary fleet Ant: slow …

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  • 12 expeditious — adjective Date: 1599 characterized by or acting promptly and efficiently Synonyms: see fast • expeditiously adverb • expeditiousness noun …

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  • 13 expeditious — Synonyms and related words: agile, alacritous, alert, apt, breakneck, brisk, cursory, dashing, decisive, diligent, dispatchful, double quick, eagle winged, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, express, fast, festinate, feverish, fleet,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 expeditious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. speedy, quick, prompt; see fast 1 , punctual . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. quick, fast, speedy, prompt, efficient, swift, rapid, brisk, fleet, punctual, instant. ANT.: slow, leisurely, slothful III (Roget s… …

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  • 15 expeditious — ex|pe|di|tious [ ,ekspə dıʃəs ] adjective FORMAL quick and effective ╾ ex|pe|di|tious|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 expeditious — ex·pe di·tious || ‚ ekspɪ dɪʃəs adj. fast, efficient …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 expeditious — [ˌɛkspɪ dɪʃəs] adjective quick and efficient. Derivatives expeditiously adverb expeditiousness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 expeditious — a. 1. Speedy, quick, swift, rapid. 2. Prompt, swift, punctual, diligent, nimble, alert …

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  • 19 expeditious — adjective formal quick and effective expeditiously adverb: Complaints must be dealt with expeditiously …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 expeditious — adj prompt, immediate, instant, instantaneous; direct, summary, fast; rapid, fleet, meteoric, quick, swift, brisk; timely, seasonable, punctual, early, in good time …

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