Definition of speedily in English:



  • Quickly or promptly:

    ‘your claim will be dealt with as speedily as possible’
    • ‘Aid workers said law-and-order must be speedily restored to avert a humanitarian disaster.’
    • ‘On the positive side the airport is developing speedily and we are well positioned as a gateway area.’
    • ‘Persistent young offenders were dealt with speedily, and victims were treated with proper consideration and given good support.’
    • ‘I will press for the investigation to be conducted speedily.’
    • ‘To be fully effective, these drugs need to be given as speedily as possible to heart attack victims.’
    rapidly, swiftly, quickly, fast, post-haste, at speed, at full speed, at the speed of light, at full tilt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop
    promptly, immediately, briskly
    hastily, hurriedly, precipitately
    double quick, at a lick, hell for leather, pronto, at the double, a mile a minute, like the wind, like a bomb, at warp speed, like a bat out of hell, like a scalded cat, like the deuce, like nobody's business, like lightning, like greased lightning, like a madman, like a madwoman
    like the clappers, at a rate of knots, like billy-o
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