Definition of expeditious in English:

expeditious

Syllabification: ex·pe·di·tious
Pronunciation: /ˌekspəˈdiSHəs
 
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adjective

Done with speed and efficiency: an expeditious investigation
More example sentences
  • The reason for that inertia is simple: we prefer violence because it is the most expeditious, efficient, effective and easiest solution to most problems, if not all.
  • What he did is designed to eliminate those delays, to bring this process to a speedy and expeditious conclusion.
  • It has a mandate to deal with investigations in an expeditious manner, and should not have to tolerate inappropriate delays and what amounts to reprehensible conduct.
Synonyms
speedy, swift, quick, rapid, fast, brisk, efficient; prompt, punctual, immediate, instant
literary fleet

Origin

late 15th century: from expedition + -ous.

Derivatives

expeditiously

adverb
More example sentences
  • We believe that the long arm of justice is going to prevail ultimately, and we will work as quickly and professionally and expeditiously as we can.
  • We're going to try to get through this as quickly and as expeditiously as possible.
  • Can such situations be acted upon more expeditiously?

expeditiousness

noun
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  • Sometimes, in our expeditiousness to move the world down the path towards the workers' Utopia, we aren't cognizant of who we are excluding from the process.
  • Committees were appointed by the town, and in a rare display of unanimity and expeditiousness, they agreed on the location, dimensions, and cost of a more splendid meetinghouse.
  • The principle is articulated into three main standards: equality of arms; publicity of proceedings; and expeditiousness of proceedings.

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