Definition of Expeditious

1. Adjective. Marked by speed and efficiency.

Similar to: Efficient
Derivative terms: Expedition, Expeditiousness



Definition of Expeditious

1. a. Possessed of, or characterized by, expedition, or efficiency and rapidity in action; performed with, or acting with, expedition; quick; having celerity; speedily; as, an expeditious march or messenger.

Definition of Expeditious

1. Adjective. Fast, prompt, speedy. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a process or thing) Completed or done with efficiency and speed; facilitating speed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expeditious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expeditious

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expeditating
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expedited
expeditely
expediteness
expediter
expediters
expedites
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expedition
expeditionary
expeditionist
expeditionists
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expeditious (current term)
expeditiously
expeditiousness
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expeditors
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expelee
expelees
expeling
expellable
expellant
expellants
expelled

Literary usage of Expeditious

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1. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"expeditious, from the Latin expédia, to despatch, marks the desire one has to complete the thing begun, lie who is expéditions applies himself to no other ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1883)
"ON A NEW AND expeditious METHOD FOE THE ... there is no very simple or expeditious method for the separate estimation of nitrites in waters, ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1826)
"... thought a publick confession of adultery the most obvious and expeditious method of obtaining her liberty;" and Johnson, assuming this to be true, ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1864)
"... who reigned in Norway between AD 995 and 1000 ; and his Saga recounts the two expeditious conducted by the Emperor Otho, to compel the Dance by force of ..."

5. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"The enemy's papers show that they have regular and expeditious intercourse with parties here, and are kept correctly advised of everything that transpires. ..."

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