swiftly

adverb swift·ly \ ˈswif(t)-lē \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of swiftly

: in a swift manner : with speed : quickly

Examples of swiftly in a Sentence

  1. swiftly established himself as a star in Hollywood

Recent Examples of swiftly from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'swiftly.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of swiftly

before 12th century

swiftly Synonyms

Antonyms

slow, slowly;

Phrases

a mile a minute, at full throttle, at full tilt, by leaps and bounds, in a hurry, in short order, like a shot, like gangbusters, like wildfire;


Learn More about swiftly


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up swiftly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

unwilling or reluctant

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!