Definition of speedy in English:



  • 1Done or occurring quickly.

    ‘a speedy recovery’
    • ‘We wish him a quick and speedy recovery and hope that he will soon be out and walking his dogs.’
    • ‘She is wished a speedy recovery and a quick return to the weekly card game.’
    • ‘All of Breda's family and friends wish her a speedy recovery to full health.’
    • ‘He had always been a fast healer, but even he was surprised at his speedy recovery.’
    • ‘Three locals are presently in hospital and we wish them speedy recoveries.’
    • ‘All his family and many friends hope to see Denny up and about again really soon and wish him a quick and speedy recovery to full health.’
    • ‘All we can do is wish him well and a speedy recovery to full fitness.’
    • ‘The committee would like to send best wishes to all the residents who are unwell or in hospital and wish them a speedy recovery.’
    • ‘All his of colleagues in the club and his many friends in the wider community wish him a speedy recovery from his illness.’
    • ‘As she and her family are moving abroad, the house has been priced for a speedy sale in the current property climate.’
    • ‘I am sure this country, where she was born and grew up to serve well, will keep a prayerful vigil for her speedy recovery.’
    • ‘We would like to pass on our best wishes to the other families involved in this tragedy, and hope that a speedy recovery ensues.’
    • ‘We join many fans around the world in wishing Roy a speedy recovery.’
    • ‘Good wishes for a speedy recovery to full health were expressed by all present at the meeting.’
    • ‘Paddy is missed by his many neighbours and friends and we all wish him a very speedy recovery and say hurry up and come home.’
    • ‘Best wishes, Tony, from all your friends for a full and speedy recovery.’
    • ‘The management and players would like to wish Gary a speedy recovery.’
    • ‘We are all thinking about you Anne and praying for a speedy recovery.’
    • ‘The key to a speedy recovery is to quickly get some carbs into your system.’
    • ‘She wished the people who were absent due to illness a speedy recovery.’
    rapid, swift, quick, fast, prompt, immediate, expeditious, express, brisk, sharp, unhesitating
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  • 2Moving quickly.

    ‘a speedy winger’
    fast, fast-moving, high-speed
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