swiftness

noun swift·ness \ ˈswif(t)-nəs \
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

Definition of swiftness

1 : the quality or state of being swift : celerity
2 : the fact of being swift

Examples of swiftness in a Sentence

  1. with amazing swiftness, the airline agent got our ticket changed, and we boarded the plane just as it was about to leave

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First Known Use of swiftness

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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