promp·​ti·​tude | \ ˈpräm(p)-tə-ˌtüd How to pronounce promptitude (audio) , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of promptitude

: the quality or habit of being prompt : promptness

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Examples of promptitude in a Sentence

his chronic tardiness has put him in poor standing with his boss, who values hustle and promptitude
Recent Examples on the Web This electro-automatic arrangement … will deliver letters almost with the promptitude of the telegraph sending a message. Kevin Leonard,, "The dream of electric trains has origins in Laurel," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of promptitude

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for promptitude

Middle English, from Late Latin promptitudo, from Latin promptus

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“Promptitude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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