speedy

adjective
\ˈspē-dē \
speedier; speediest

Definition of speedy 

: marked by swiftness of motion or action also : prompt sense 2

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Other Words from speedy

speedily \ˈspē-də-lē \ adverb
speediness \ˈspē-dē-nəs \ noun

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fast, rapid, swift, fleet, quick, speedy, hasty, expeditious mean moving, proceeding, or acting with celerity. fast and rapid are very close in meaning, but fast applies particularly to the thing that moves fast horses and rapid to the movement itself. rapid current swift suggests great rapidity coupled with ease of movement. returned the ball with one swift stroke fleet adds the implication of lightness and nimbleness. fleet runners quick suggests promptness and the taking of little time. a quick wit speedy implies quickness of successful accomplishment speedy delivery of mail and may also suggest unusual velocity. hasty suggests hurry and precipitousness and often connotes carelessness. a hasty inspection expeditious suggests efficiency together with rapidity of accomplishment. the expeditious handling of an order

Examples of speedy in a Sentence

They wished her a speedy recovery. a speedy worker but not a very careful one, unfortunately

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Rocha, thrilled with the speedy results, wanted to share her experience on social media for other moms in need. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Coco Rocha recalls being shamed online over her parenting skills: 'I would cry in the shower'," 5 July 2018 Each team has a big feature receiver, a speedy outside receiver and a shifty slot man, plus more mismatches in pass-catching tight ends. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "Most exciting position battle at Panthers' 2018 training camp fueled by competition," 11 July 2018 Carson Wentz went to Wallace on a go route during a team drill, and Mills ran step for step with the speedy receiver. Jeff Mclane, Philly.com, "Eagles practice observations: Jalen Mills locks down; Nelson Agholor explodes; Dallas Goedert catches on," 13 June 2018 There is also speedy senior receiver Estmane Lucdor, senior linebacker Travis Pittman, and junior receiver Theodore Richardson. Chris Hays, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Carol City rolls through to win title at UCF 7-on-7," 3 June 2018 Round 6/208 -- Cedrick Wilson, WR, 6-2, 188, Boise State Wilson is a speedy receiver who runs disciplined routes and has a chance to give Prescott another vertical threat in the passing game. Clarence E. Hill Jr., star-telegram, "Pass or fail: Here's the grade the Cowboys get for their draft class | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 30 Apr. 2018 He will likely always be remembered by Colts fans for being former GM Ryan Grigson’s most controversial draft pick, Grigson using a 2015 first-round choice on the speedy receiver from Miami (Fla.). Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "No regrets for former Colts first-round pick Phillip Dorsett," 19 Jan. 2018 To move the contract, however, the Hawks had to give up the speedy Hinostroza, a 24-year-old forward with 13 goals and 39 points in 106 NHL games-including 25 in 50 games in 2017-18 and was thought of as a piece of the team's future core. Michael Blinn, SI.com, "Blackhawks Add Cap Space by Trading Marian Hossa's Contract to Coyotes," 12 July 2018 McConnell is worried that Kavanaugh’s partisan record could jeopardize what McConnell is hoping will be a speedy confirmation process. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "Winners and losers from Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of speedy

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of speedy was in the 14th century

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speedy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of speedy

: moving or able to move quickly : fast or quick

: happening quickly

speedy

adjective
\ˈspē-dē \
speedier; speediest

Kids Definition of speedy

: moving or taking place fast She made a speedy recovery.

Other Words from speedy

speedily \ˈspē-də-lē \ adverb

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