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, speedy, spirited, swift, with alacrity, with dispatch, with speed II index alert (agile), efficient, instantaneous, prompt, punctual, rapid, ready (willing), summary

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  • 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

  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

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

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

  • 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,… …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • 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 …   Universalium

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

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