Definition of speedily in English:

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speedily

Pronunciation: /ˈspēdəlē/

adverb

Quickly or promptly: your claim will be dealt with as speedily as possible
More example sentences
  • Persistent young offenders were dealt with speedily, and victims were treated with proper consideration and given good support.
  • I will press for the investigation to be conducted speedily.
  • Aid workers said law-and-order must be speedily restored to avert a humanitarian disaster.
Synonyms
rapidly, swiftly, quickly, fast, posthaste, at the speed of light, at full tilt;
promptly, immediately, briskly;
hastily, hurriedly, precipitately
informal PDQ, pretty damn quick, hell-bent for leather, on the double, like the wind, like (greased) lightning, lickety-split, at warp speed
literary apace

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Syllabification: speed·i·ly

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