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speedy

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1 moving, proceeding, or acting with great speed

  • a speedy worker but not a very careful one, unfortunately
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at speed [chiefly British]

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2 done, carried out, or given without delay

  • I was surprised by and pleased with the company's speedy response to my complaints
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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


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