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promptitude

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noun promp·ti·tude \ˈpräm(p)-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of promptitude

  1. :  the quality or habit of being prompt :  promptness



Examples of promptitude in a sentence

  1. <his chronic tardiness has put him in poor standing with his boss, who values hustle and promptitude>



Origin and Etymology of promptitude

Middle English, from Late Latin promptitudo, from Latin promptus


First Known Use: 15th century


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