- (Especially in official use) immediately; without delay: we undertake to pay forthwith the money requiredMás ejemplos en oraciones
immediately, at once, instantly, directly, right away, straight away, now, this/that (very) minute, this/that instant, then and there, there and then, here and now, in/like a flash, instantaneously, by return, post-haste, without delay, without further/more ado, without hesitation, unhesitatingly; quickly, as quickly as possible, fast, speedily, with all speed, promptly, as soon as possible, a.s.a.p., expeditiously; North American momentarily, in short order; French tout de suite• informal straight off, toot sweet, pronto, double quick, p.d.q. (pretty damn quick), in double quick time, at warp speedIndian • informal ekdam• archaic straightway, instanter, forthright
- In order to ensure the continuing maintenance and supply of water it is essential that all outstanding rates are paid forthwith.
- I shall be instructing my bank to cancel my direct debit to them forthwith.
- The sum of $43,000 will be paid forthwith to the solicitors of each party.
Middle English (in the sense 'along with, at the same time'): partly from earlier forthwithal, partly representing forth with used alone without a following noun.