adjective Date: 1599 characterized by or acting promptly and efficiently Synonyms: see fastexpeditiously adverbexpeditiousness noun

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  • Expeditious — Ex pe*di tious, a. Possessed of, or characterized by, expedition, or efficiency and rapidity in action; performed with, or acting with, expedition; quick; having celerity; speedily; as, an expeditious march or messenger. {Ex pe*di tious*ly}, adv …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expeditious — I adjective accelerated, accomplished efficiently, active, alacritious, brisk, ceier, done quickly, done with expedition, efficient, express, fast, fleet, hasty, immediate, instant, maturus, prompt, promptus, punctual, quick, rapid, ready, snappy …   Law dictionary

  • expeditious — late 15c., expedycius useful, fitting, from L. expeditus disengaged, ready, prompt, pp. of expidere (see EXPEDITE (Cf. expedite)). Meaning speedy is from 1590s. Related: Expeditiously; expeditiousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • expeditious — speedy, swift, *fast, rapid, fleet, quick, hasty Analogous words: efficient, *effective, efficacious, effectual: brisk, *agile, nimble: *quick, ready, prompt Antonyms: sluggish Contrasted words: inefficient, ineffective, inefficacious,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • expeditious — [adj] immediate, speedy active, alert, breakneck, brisk, diligent, effective, effectual, efficient, fast, fleet, hasty, instant, nimble, prompt, punctual, quick, rapid, ready, swift; concepts 542,588 Ant. pokey, retarded, slow …   New thesaurus

  • expeditious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ quick and efficient. DERIVATIVES expeditiously adverb expeditiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • expeditious — [eks΄pə dish′əs] adj. done with or characterized by expedition; efficient and speedy; prompt expeditiously adv …   English World dictionary

  • expeditious — adjective /ɛkspɪˈdɪʃəs/ a) Fast, prompt, speedy. Our coachman and horses are so extremely expeditious! I believe we drive faster than any body. b) Completed or done with efficiency and speed; facilitating speed. As they thus pressed forward,… …   Wiktionary

  • expeditious — [[t]e̱kspɪdɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Expeditious means quick and efficient. [FORMAL] The judge said that arbitration was a fair and expeditious decision making process. Derived words: expeditiously ADV GRADED ADV with v The matter has certainly been… …   English dictionary

  • expeditious — expeditiously, adv. expeditiousness, n. /ek spi dish euhs/, adj. characterized by promptness; quick: an expeditious answer to an inquiry. [1590 1600; EXPED(ITION) + ITIOUS] Syn. prompt, swift, speedy, fast, rapid. Ant. slow, leisurely, deliberate …   Universalium

  • expeditious — adjective an expeditious review Syn: speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast, brisk, efficient; prompt, punctual, immediate, instant; literary fleet Ant: slow …   Thesaurus of popular words

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