Definition of forthwith in English:

forthwith

adverb

  • (especially in official use) immediately; without delay.

    ‘we undertake to pay forthwith the money required’
    • ‘Right, well, I am left with no option but to dismiss you forthwith and to insist on your immediate deportation.’
    • ‘It is an evil application, and should be banned forthwith.’
    • ‘It is clear that the Lincoln belongs to Yorkdale and should be returned to it forthwith.’
    • ‘I will retract my tuition forthwith and find a profession more suited to the quiet dignity of my sunset years.’
    • ‘A short while later, we heard a distant bugle and forthwith the entire camp marched down.’
    • ‘All arrears owed for Mark's tutoring are to be paid by Mr. Zito forthwith.’
    • ‘These costs are not payable forthwith but will be paid in any event of the cause.’
    • ‘Property lodged with the creditor has, thereupon, to be returned by him forthwith.’
    • ‘If he's gotten the word to spin this their way, that dynamic will change forthwith.’
    • ‘To correct this impression, I stopped making those cracks forthwith.’
    • ‘He did not claim asylum at the airport because he was afraid that he would be returned forthwith to Malaysia.’
    • ‘I shall be instructing my bank to cancel my direct debit to them forthwith.’
    • ‘In order to ensure the continuing maintenance and supply of water it is essential that all outstanding rates are paid forthwith.’
    • ‘The sum of $43,000 will be paid forthwith to the solicitors of each party.’
    • ‘There is a more pernicious red herring that needs to be smelled out forthwith.’
    • ‘Sure, the pressure feels real - and, naturally, I will be embarking on the Greek Doctor's diet forthwith.’
    • ‘They must rediscover their hunting instincts forthwith.’
    • ‘We will be taking these golf carts and returning to London forthwith.’
    • ‘I have been commanded to return them to the property forthwith so they can be consulted at a moment's notice.’
    • ‘Neither cost orders, which were made payable forthwith, have been paid.’
    immediately, at once, instantly, directly, right away, straight away, now, that minute, this minute, that very minute, this very minute, that instant, this instant, then and there, there and then, here and now, in a flash, like a flash, instantaneously, by return, post-haste, without delay, without further ado, without more ado, without hesitation, unhesitatingly
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Origin

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.

Pronunciation

forthwith

/fɔːθˈwɪθ//fɔːθˈwɪð/