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Line breaks: ex¦ped|itious
Pronunciation: /ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃəs

Definition of expeditious in English:


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.


late 15th century: from expedition + -ous.



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?


Example sentences
  • 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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