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expeditious

Line breaks: ex¦ped|itious
Pronunciation: /ˌɛkspɪˈdɪʃəs
 
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Definition of expeditious in English:

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

Origin

late 15th century: from expedition + -ous.

Derivatives

expeditiousness

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noun
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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