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celerity

noun ce·ler·i·ty \sə-ˈler-ə-tē, -ˈle-rə-\

Definition of CELERITY

:  rapidity of motion or action
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Examples of CELERITY

  1. <a journalist who writes his well-crafted stories with remarkable celerity>

Origin of CELERITY

Middle English celerite, from Anglo-French, from Latin celeritat-, celeritas, from celer swift — more at hold
First Known Use: 15th century

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