speedy

adjective
\ ˈspē-dē How to pronounce speedy (audio) \
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 How to pronounce speedily (audio) \ adverb
speediness \ ˈspē-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce speediness (audio) \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for speedy

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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This is a fun, versatile, speedy e-road bike, ideal for commuters on a mission. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Commuter Bikes for Any Commute," 16 May 2019 When nurse Jessica Anderson completed last Sunday's (April 28) London Marathon in a speedy three hours, eight minutes and 22 seconds, the runner was poised to hold the world record title for fastest marathon completed in a nurse's uniform. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "A Nurse Was Denied a Marathon World Record—Because She Was Wearing Pants," 5 May 2019 Our thoughts are with the family for a speedy recovery. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "These Images of a Tree Falling on a Kentucky Cabin Are Terrifying," 19 Apr. 2019 Elder filed a motion to have the case dismissed under the state’s stand your ground law, followed by a demand for a speedy trial. Rafael Olmeda, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Judge turns down self-defense claim in Miramar manslaughter case," 26 June 2018 Try soaking a washcloth in cold milk and using it as a compress for symptom relief and speedier healing. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why Your Sunburn Itches — And How to Stop It," 19 Apr. 2019 These nine options cover everything from spacious and speedy to rugged drives that can hold up to daily wear and tear. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "Best USB Flash Drives for Storage on the Go," 26 Mar. 2019 Toshiba's Canvio Connect II is one singled out by Laptop Mag as a great, inexpensive drive that offers speedy performance and compatibility with both Mac and Windows. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Best External Hard Drives To Back Up Your Digital Life," 5 Mar. 2019 That was speedy in demonstrations, but is limited to just two faces per device. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Seattle Times, "Apple redesigns the iPad Pro, breathes new life in the MacBook Air," 30 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of speedy

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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 How to pronounce speedy (audio) \
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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