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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